The USQ Alumni Bookcase Event is set to go for 2017.
The Schedule is up and running and it is advised potential participants book their tickets early for the weekend event. Kicking off on Friday evening 21st July, Opening Night Celebrations will commence at 6 pm, in the USQ Artsworx Gallery. Tickets for are priced at $30 for alumni, staff and students, while the community members can pick up a $35 ticket, for the evening.
Sketa known to her home-town folk of Toowoomba, Queensland as Selina Kucks, stated she was excited to see this book on the next leg of its journey. "I'm tickled pink to see the final result of this next tale and believe readers will be more than happy with the creative flair in which it was published. A lot of hard work, sleepless nights and exhausted days accompany its production."
For Sketa this is the second of five books in the Possum Tales Series, but the sixth in books published to date. Writing the YA novel series 'The Parchment' in 2009, readers were keen to receive its Korean translation in 2010 and the 'The Parchment Tale unfolds in 2012. The third and final book in this trilogy was ticked for publication last year, "but due to particular family issues over the last couple of years, I was never in the frame of mind to complete it", she said.
We wish Sketa all the very best with 'Possum Tales...an Odd Day' and hope you'll show your support on Good Friday, 25th, 2016 for the Amazon release. Go get 'em Sketa!
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'Possums Tales ...An Odd Day'
written by Sketa
...is in the final stages of completion and is set to hit book-stores and online stores, within just a few short months. With Christmas only around the corner, now is the time to pre-order copies for family and friends - to fill those Christmas stockings.
In this escapade, Milly faces a narrow escape from the neighbourhood bushfire and if it is not for the smart thinking of her loving Poss, she might be stuck in the hollow of her log.
...but you know Poss, he doesn't always resolve things in a logical manner.
It seems to be taking forever...but a watched pot never boils, right? Nevertheless, my patience is quickly waning.
So what does the cover of 'Possum Tales...in the Lettuce Patch' look like?
Pretty good, I have to say. I hope you will agree with me. It is simple, yet bold and does exactly what I expect it would...entice the reader to pick it up and look inside. Young readers are a very particular audience to write for and I hope they will give it their seal of approval.
As you know, this children's picture book has been illustrated by the talented Doming 도밍. (No I didn't illustrate this one.) She is a great artist and has worked hard to do my story justice. It is hopefully the first of many short stories. Five of these were finished a good year or two ago; they will be illustrated over the coming months. 'Possum Tales - in the Lettuce Patch' is the first off the chopping block!
Hopefully you will see it in hardback, next year too.
So, take a look at the cover and let me know if you'd like to order a copy.
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