Meeting readers is always a lot of fun, but have you ever tried speed dating them? Around Valentine's each year, Booklinks Qld hosts a night of fun and frivolity, where authors, illustrators, librarians, readers and other children's book lovers get together for a fast and fabulous round of musical chairs as authors dash from one table of 'fans' to another with only five minutes at each. Guaranteed to show who has the most stamina.
Who's that sitting on my lap? That's my sister, Nadia Sunde, who's appearing at festivals across Aus/NZ as Professor Frankie Falconette in Harry potter Hijinks. Frankie represents Bloomsbury Publishing, and the Harry Potter series in this 20th anniversary year.