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5 Sleeps…

I don't know where the time went… but suddenly there are only 5 sleeps till the dinner in Perth. I'm now excited…can you tell after reading this blog?

A small glimpse of some of the items at dinner:

Donate by Caroline Tuohey ( one tea towel and carry bags that have an original children’s poem printed on them.  They have illustrations by a Queensland artist too.  The poem is in rhyme.  It is called ‘The Pool’ – hence its suitability as a pool or sports bag.

Both products were printed and designed in Australia.  The bags are worth: $15.50 and the tea towels for $12.50. 


Thank you so much to Caroline for this great donation!

And Prints of Poss and Wom - kindly donate by Helen Shadforth


You can see more of Helen's beautiful Poss and Wom at :

Thank you Rebecca Newman who donated  TWO 1-year subscriptions to Alphabet Soup magazine, each worth $29.80 each. (it's a quarterly magazine, so the prize includes 4 issues per subscription).

There will also a free back issue of this magazine for everyone attending the dinner to take home, look at and hopefully subscribe to…

Thank you so much Rebecca - who is the Editor, Alphabet Soup magazine -


And of course, Tony's wonderful auction for naming a character in his next book…. 

Tony Park

I thought I would point you to Tony's blog of the character he auctioned once before. This has worked really successfully in the past…

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Borrowed from: Melbourne Herald Sun - Weekend - 24 November 2012.

As this is a launch, obviously we will also have Tony's new book Dark Heart for sale. Thank you to Macmillan for making this possible.

It looks like it will be a fabulous night. But you do need to book as it makes my night easier on the night

You can get the booking form at :

And more info on The Mother Africa Trust Page.

I would also like to bring attention to our newest Success Story to join the CYA Conference Success Page. Author Dimity Powell, has just completed her blog tour for this Christmas release - Congratulations Dimity!!!! 


You can see Dimity's journey on her success page: Dimity Powell


If you order this book now you can get it as a stocking filler in time for Christmas!

Chatter soon!

Bye 4 now

Tina, Ally and Sam

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