So now it was time for Sarah to make an entrance into the world! And what better place than my son’s classroom, at Gayndah State School! As a Mum, involving my children with the process of bringing Sarah to life has been the greatest of fun!
And what fun this was! By the time we were finished, I was feeling as though I might change my career to that of a primary school teacher! As I shared with them the process of writing and seeing Slow Down Sarah! published, I was amazed at the questions they asked, their good humour and how wonderfully they responded. In fact, I even had a few offers from kids to become my book agent!
Funnily enough, when I asked who had a motorbike at home or had ever ridden a motorbike, there were very few hands not raised. If I ever do an author talk in the city, I imagine the response might be quite different…
A great deal of thanks goes to Leah Trott for welcoming me into her classroom, her amazing grade 5 students, and to Gayndah State School. We were also able to run a fundraiser for book sales with proceeds going to the Gayndah State School P & C.