A fitting launch for a fun Christmas tale

Her Excellency, The Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Patron of Book Links (Queensland) launched the book PS: Who Stole Santa’s Mail at Black Cat Books, in Paddington last Sunday.

The book is a children’s story for early readers by Gold Coast author, Dimity Powell. When I asked Dimity where her idea came from for this fun children’s book she told me, ‘The initial idea came from a newspaper article about how local council was rumoured to take away post boxes on the Gold Coast, thereby decreasing their numbers dramatically or perhaps entirely. I thought this would make a good light-hearted mystery novel based on the ‘what if all the post boxes in a small boy’s town suddenly and inexplicably disappeared just two weeks before Christmas?’

She was so right. This extract from a review on Kids Book Review says it all:  http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2012/11/review-blogtour-ps-who-stole-santas-mail.html#more

 Dimity is an experienced writer and presenter. Since completing her formal study in writing, she has had a short story accepted in The NSW School Magazine and won many special mentions, top ten placings, and commendations for her short stories and picture books. She is an active presenter to children’s groups in schools and libraries. The story has been well received by local children at the schools where Dimity volunteers.

Below are some more images of the launch. But if you missed that one, don’t worry, there are more to come.

2. Venue: Marks and Gardner Gallery and Book Shop, 69 Main Western Road North, Mt Tamborine , Gold Coast.
Official launch by: Angela Sunde
author/artist. Date and time: Sunday, 25th November, 10.30 am.

3. Venue: Jungle Cats Family Restaurant & Playcentre 2769 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Meet the Author: Book reading and signing. Date and time: Sunday, 9th December, 2 pm.

4. Venue: Shannon’s Restaurant Coomera Waters, Coomera Gold Coast. Meet the Author: Book reading and signing. Date and time: Sunday, 16th December, 10.30 am. Free event.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dimity Powell
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 23:49:53

    Beaut pics and post Elaine. Wish you could make them all!


  2. elaineouston
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 00:06:44

    Me too, Dimity. I will post the rest on MPA website later. Working on the eBook. xx


  3. Robert Favretto
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 06:26:18

    This sounds like a Santa-mental tale by a truly gifted writer – sure to lift anyone’s low elf esteem! I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations Dimity! May this achievement earn you a gold star at the top of your Christmas Tree. And a big thank you to MP, for making it all possible.


  4. Dimity Powell
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 09:57:55

    Hi Robert! Thanks for your festively funny words of congratulation. One can never have too many gold stars atop their tree! 🙂


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