Upcoming Events

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Aug 10: Corrugated Lines Festival, Broome, WA (for kids)

I’m running a FREE cartooning and comics workshop at the Broome Public Library this August!

WHEN: Saturday Aug 10th
TIMES: 12:30pm-1:30pm
WHERE: Broome Library, Hamersley St & Haas Street, Broome WA
AGES: 8-12yo
COST: free
BOOKINGS: n/a, just rock up on the day.


Aug 17:  Toffle Towers book launch, NSW (for families)

Join author Tim Harris and myself to celebrate the launch of our new series, Toffle Towers!

It’s about a boy called Chegwin Toffle who inherits a hotel from his long-lost uncle. But running a hotel isn’t easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn’t helping. He has plenty of ideas, but can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality?

The first in the series is called Toffle Towers: Fully Booked, and is out in early August. We’re launching the book in Sydney on Aug 17th – if you’re in the area, come and help us celebrate!

WHEN: Saturday Aug 17th
TIMES: 4pm-5pm
WHERE: The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft, NSW
AGES: families welcome.
COST: Free
BOOKINGS: Essential. Please email your RSVP to staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au.


Aug 24:  Toffle Towers book signings, NSW

Tim Harris and James Foley

Tim Harris and I will be signing copies of Toffle Towers at two Sydney bookshops.

WHEN: Saturday Aug 24th

11am-12pm @ Book Review, St Ives Shopping Village;
1:30pm-2:30pm @ Dymocks Castle Towers (in Castle Hill)

COST: buy the book and we’ll sign it for you!
BOOKINGS: n/a, just rock up on the day.


Aug 25:  Family Fun Day Sunday @ the State Library of NSW

I’ll be speaking at the State Library of NSW’s family fun day. Come hear how I make books, learn about my latest book Toffle Towers (written by Tim Harris), and design your own wacky room for the titular hotel.

There’s sessions running from 10:30am to 3pm, and a single ticket gets you entry to everything. That includes my session, plus activities plus library tours PLUS two other author sessions with the amazing Amelia McInerney (12pm-12:45pm) and the cracking Christina Booth (1:45pm-2:30pm).

WHEN: Sunday Aug 25th
TIMES: my session is 10:30am-11:15am
WHERE: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
AGES: my session will be aimed at 8-10yo.
COST: $10 per child (3yo+) covers every session on the day; accompanying adults free.
MORE INFO/BOOKINGS: Click here for more info and to book online.


Stay tuned for some absolutely awesome events coming up in October and November!



9 thoughts on “Upcoming Events”

  1. We attended a workshop for homeschoolers today and it was awesome!! My 5 year old loves to create his own storybooks and now he wants to make a book and give it to his new hero – James Foley!! Thanks for your inspiration!

  2. Also in addition to my comment above, my 5 year old has now told me instead of being Iron Man or Spiderman when he grows up, he now wants to “work at the library and make books – like James Foley.” How amazing is that!

    1. That’s so nice to hear! Maybe he doesn’t have to give up being Iron Man or Spider-man though (maybe he could be a writer/illustrator as well as a superhero??)

      Thanks for the feedback Hayley!

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