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Monday, August 10, 2015

@ Gleebooks Moon launch Sat 26 Sep 3.30pm for 4pm

Please join us at GleebBooks on
Saturday 26th September, 3.30pm for 4pm RSVP HERE or PHONE 02 9660 2333
to celebrate MOON a new picture book by Matt Zurbo & Sadami Konchi, published by Windy Hollow Books to be launched by Margaret Hamilton AM. She's an Australia legend and superstar!! Margaret is such a special person in the children’s book world - Author, publisher, cherisher of creators, promoter and The Children's Book Coucil Australia National Board Chair. My editor Helen Chamberlin, mentor Books Illustrated and NAVA (National Association for Visual Artists Australia), ASA (Australian Society of Authors) and other peak bodies are coming. I sketched a stairway in Gleebooks.

Max's dad is far away on his fishing trawler and Max is missing him badly, 
until his dad tells him to look at the moon. 
Dad is looking at the moon too, the same one that is watching over Max.
About the author:Tasmania-based author Matt Zurbo has written numerous popular books for children of all ages, including Idiot Pride for Young Adults and Tommy Tucker for younger readers; and has written and illustrated the recent picture book, I Love Footie!
About the illustrator:Sadami Konchi is a Sydney-based fine artist and prize-winning portraitist who specialises in watercolour. Moon is her first trade picture book.   

          
It's a very high-profile bookshop, even our uni librarians check their book launch and information. My relation with Gleebooks has a long history. When I was at uni, our linguistics lecturer, Prof Jane Simpson, the expert of Aboriginal people's languages and Australian English launched "The Land Is a Map" at Gleebooks. I fell in love with Gleebooks. Its collection has covered from academia to picture books! Ever since, I've popped up our uni lecturers and other notable authors' book launches and met Gleebooks staff, Lynndy Bennett (Children's Manager at Gleebooks Pty Ltd). 
Wonderful and so caring Libby Gleeson AM. She celebrates my debut, too!

I appreciate Lynndy's warm cheers and her remembering me, this nameless children picture book illustrator for such long yearsIn addition and for Lynndy's honour, she was awarded to ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children's Bookselling 2013.  Also, I thank for Elizabeth (Event manager), really a lovely lady and a wonderful poet. She's been helping me and encouraging me all the time! Liz will be our emcee of Moon launch. Friends, go and sketch bookshops! It may open your another career.
Gleebooks welcomes me. Australian picture book industry top stars and publishing industry and fine arts peak bodies support me. I feel... I'm a Cinderella girl.... All my supporters have believed in my talents and outstanding craftsmanship or drawing skills. I was too shy to recognise it. Friends, we need some courage to trust in ourselves in a healthy manner. 
"A dream is unrealised reality," has become my favorite say. 
Friends, come over our book launch and share joy with me. I want to give you big hugs.  
Happy Painting! 















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12 comments:

  1. A great date!
    Your enthusiasm is a pleasure to read, thank you to share it, big hugs.

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    1. Lydie, thank you! Guts and enthusiasm are my only assets! Big hugs, Sadami

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  2. I will be there in spirit, Sadami; and congratulations on all you have accomplished!!!

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    1. Rhonda, thank you! I'm sure I'll feel you there. Yes, I'll go on my dreams.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Louisette! Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. I wish I could be there, Sadami! You must be so proud!

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    1. Thank you. No, not proud at all. I'll be very nervous! Libby smiled at me, "You're so humble." Kind regards, Sadami

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  5. Oh Sadami - congratulations friend. Wishing you the very best. Such a wonderful achievement. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I'll enjoy them all with YOU!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. congratulations - this is so awesome!!! Hope you are pleased and happy with the hard copy. I hope to find the book, check it out and tell everyone my blogger friend is the illustrator :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera, today, I got copies from a publisher. Sooo beautiful. I became speechless and rang up Helen. We celebrated it. I'm very happy!!! Yes, hope you will find the book and please tell others.

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