My parcel lady was a little surprised when I raced out the door on Friday as soon as she pulled into the driveway. And even more surprised that I was delighted when she handed my the parcel I had hoped she would be carrying. After all, as a book reviewer, I receive lots of parcels of books, a lot like this one:
But I knew what the postie did not: that these were not review copies, but my complimentary author copies of my newest book-baby. Here is what was nestled safe inside:
Twelve copies of Bushfire – part of Scholastic’s My Australia Story series. Although I had seen the cover before, I got a brand new thrill seeing it on real life copies of the books. And, over the weekend, I sat down and reread the book and may have even got a little teary as I reacquainted myself with the tale. I can’t wait to share it with the world.