Last week Pete Carnavas and I were given a secret password and a dangerous carpark (a boom gate crashed on my boot) so we could catch an elevator to the 29th floor of the Riparian Plaza. Why? So we could speak to a cool group of Murarrie students who are sponsored by Clayton Utz lawyers. Students are buddied up with a lawyer and they write letters to each other about homework, sports day, and making money. In a kind gesture, Clayton Utz invited the 30 students to their plush office for lunch and to meet Pete and me. They also bought each student a copy of My Totally Awesome Story. (And you thought all big law firms are heartless. Shame on you!)
Despite the awesome view of the Storey Bridge. students listened to our stories for long enough to let me know that illustrators are much more talented than writers.
Those letters have obviously messed up their logic.
The good thing about being a teacher is that you can ‘willingly persuade’ students to read your book … as long as a photo shoot is involved!
Thanks to Johnny, Sam, Sally, Mia and Jayden for being such good models. Check out the article here
To watch the book trailer click here
To watch Pat Flynn read a scene while Peter Carnavas illustrates click here
To download teachers’ notes which include lots of writing activities for students click here
To watch Peter Carnavas draw Duane, the main character, click here
The book even has its own song. To listen and download click here
To find the best price with free postage, click on the cover.
For signed copies, email Pat. (author at patflynnwriter.com)
Not many books have their own theme song. Thanks to Heath and Liz, mine does.
Here is every successful writing activity I’ve used in hundreds of school workshops. All for you. All for free.
Just to be polite, you might want to buy the book.
Illustrator Peter Carnavas drawing the main character, Duane, from our latest book, My Totally Awesome Story.
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