Library Day at Otago Girls High School

Swapna HaddowHalfway Round the World with the Haddows, Scrapbook

I was invited to be part of Otago Girls High School’s Library Day this year. The event has been running for an incredible 86 years so I was really chuffed to be part of the celebrations. This year the theme was ‘Childhood Nostalgia’ and everyone got dressed up for the occasion. There was a Miss Piggy, a couple of Grus, several Cats in Hats and a whole fleet of Mario Brothers. I went as Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

I spoke to the pupils and staff about the books I read as a child and who I am as a writer now. They asked about coming up with ideas and my career highlights and honestly, for the first time in a while, I actually thought about my career over the last eight and half years and I can’t quite believe all the incredible things I’ve had an opportunity to do.

So thank you readers, booksellers, bloggers, teachers and librarians for being so supportive of me and my books – I hope I keep getting the chance to write stories for you all.