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Day 46: Herbie’s diary

The quest to spread Herbie’s magic of growing food means meeting people across many vocations: gardening, writing, education, food and journalism. And today, I met with Stonnington Library. I delivered copies of Herbie’s books to librarian, Ms P, this morning, and was ecstatic to learn she had already become acquainted with Herbie via his website. …

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Day 45: Sharing Herbie’s magic with children at Stories Up High

The great American comic, W.C. Fields, once said, “Never work with children or animals.” However, if he had been at the Stories Up High children’s writers festival this weekend at Cloudehill in Olinda, he may have thought otherwise. Reading chapter one of Herbert Peabody and His Extraordinary Vegetable Patch, followed by painting pots and planting …

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Day 39: 8 days to go!

This time next week, it will be one sleep until Herbie’s Children’s Writer’s Festival debut! “Stories Up High” is a fabulous festival in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, just one hour from Melbourne. I am thrilled to have been asked to attend thia festival. I will be reading and signing both of Herbie’s books, and involving …

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Day 19: Two firsts!

Super exciting times this evening – we’ve just received the very first double order for Herbie’s books, and the first official order for ‘Herbert Peabody and the Incredible Beehive.’ I feel honoured and very happy. This time last year, when Herbie’s first book was launched, I had a celebratory lunch with a good friend and …

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Day 14: Herbie is on the road!

Herbie is super excited to be preparing for a very important appointment tomorrow – a reading at Brookeville Kindergarten in Toorak, Victoria. I was lucky to meet one of the Brookeville Kindy teachers at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show last month. She told me about their extraordinary vegetable patch, and I knew instantly …

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