When submissions were opened for an art exhibition called 'The Art of Reading' at the Robina Art Gallery, I thought my work would be a perfect fit. The exhibition's objectives were to showcase books and the ephemera of reading.
I submitted four artworks - watercolour illustrations of picture book pages, including the illustration I did for my webpage.
Half way through the two week exhibition I was pleased to see that only three of my business cards were left. I replenished the pile and came back a week later to only one. My author/illustrator brand was connecting with the audience. But even better I received three invitations directly as a result of the Art of Reading Exhibition.
One of these I can tell you about now.
My book, Pond Magic, has been picked up by ABC Coast FM 91.7 radio, which transmits to the entire Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Tweed areas. Pond Magic will be discussed on Nicole Dyer's morning Book Program which is on the last Friday of each month. Nicole does a terrific job bringing books and authors into the lives of the ABC listeners and promoting Australian books by local authors.
Nicole Dyer of ABC Gold Coast 91.7 and Louise Pieper of Gold Coast City Libraries.
Photo courtesy of ABC Gold Coast 91.7 FM
Two ABC 91.7 listeners with children have been sent a copy each and on Friday the 25th March these listeners will be live (with me) in the studio to review Pond Magic and ask me questions. Can you imagine how thrilled I am? Well, even more than that.
So here's the details: Listen Australia 4GCR - ABC Gold Coast 91.7 FM Live Radio Online
ABC Gold Coast 91.7 FM
Friday the 25th March
10am till 10.30 am Queensland time
(11am till 11.30am Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time)
I hope some of you are able to have a listen. I'll let you know how it goes.