Sacha's Blog: Southland Book Tour

Last week I was forced to face one of my greatest personal demons – public speaking. I knew that to give presentations in front of large groups of people would be a huge challenge, but as I boarded the plane for Invercargill I carried with me the hope that they would become easier as time went on, which would be a great skill…

Well I have to say – they didn’t.

I was just as nervous before the eighth as I was at the first.

But do you know, something even better came from my book tour than mastering public speaking. I got the opportunity to meet the incredibly wonderful people of Southland. From the warmth of the Winton community, to the funkiest librarians in the world (Gore, if you’re ever passing), and of course the special characters in my new writer’s group - I feel proud and privileged to have spent such a memorable time with you.

Writing this book has had such far reaching consequences.

So I may not be able to stand in front of a crowd without my knees knocking, but I’ve formed a world of new friends.

And for that, I will be forever grateful.

3 Comments on “Southland Book Tour”

  1. Sally says:

    Sascha – the pleasure was all ours :) Thank you for sharing yor time, and your journey through this story with us.

  2. Eileen Barnett says:

    Thanks so much for coming to Menzies College. The kids got a real buzz out of meeting you and all four books are being read and reread. Poor ole librarian (that would be me) hasn’t had a chance to read it yet.

  3. Sarah says:

    you were amazing in Winton, you should give yourself a big pat on the back. I had a great time & am loving reading all I can lay my hands on about Minnie.
    Cant wait to hear what your next book is on :)

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