The interview I did went Live today on TV and I have to say for my first time on TV I think I did ok! I was a little rough to start with but then got into it, its easy when you are asked to talk about things you love in your life! Family, Movies and Books :) I was asked today how did I stay so calm and the answer is my family! The morning I recorded my interview my son decided he wanted to sit on the toilet himself, that was the first time ever and to anyone that has a child, its such a big moment, he looked so cute sitting on this giant toilet (he is only 20months) and his face when he got off was pure happiness and he was so proud of himself, it seems like a little thing but that was what I was thinking about all day haha! Im so lucky to have a family to ground me, keep me calm and remind me what the important things are in life! I would love your comments tho :) Here it is!
Hi, I had a great business trip to Hong Kong last week, exiting times ahead, I am working on a new film, I can't share many details at this stage, but it is an animated film and it is so cute! I really like Hong Kong, its fast paced and it feels like everyone is there to achieve something, it has a great buzz about it!. And of course the food was great! I had the honour of being invited to the China Club, a very exclusive members only restaurant and I'm told is one of the top 10 in the world! The best thing about this club is that it also seems to be an art gallery, so many gorgeous pieces to look at, one of them called 'Prince Charles' is valued at $10million! I myself prefer some of the more traditional Chinese art and also the traditional way that they make it, very inspiring! The food was terrific and I was asked to sign the famous book, not only has Hillery Clinton been here but Princess Diana too!
I also went to the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market, and was really impressed by the quality and the quantity of the exhibits.
Check out some photos below of deal making and leisure, watch this space for more news on the movie :)
It was Market day on Sunday at ASB Showgrounds, it was SO much fun! People were lining up out the door! I won't go into too much detail on this blog, I will put more detail onto my publishing website over at Duckling, so check it out
TV Interview - The Cafe
This week I got interviewed on TV! If you are not from New Zealand its a morning breakfast show thats on every week day called The Cafe! I got to talk about my books and also about some of the movies I worked on, I was not as nervous as I thought I would be, it was pre-recorded so it will actually be on tomorrow, yikes I think I am more nervous about watching myself than being on the show haha! Overall it was a great experience tho, the crew were super lovely and made you feel at ease, some pics below and I will put up the link once it streams after the show ends :)
Another Big Week! Happy Friday!
New Book! - The Sandpit!
Its here and I think the best yet! The Sandpit! Max goes on another exciting adventure, but this time his imagination takes him on a journey digging up dinosaurs and making more friends!
New Website! - www.ducklingpublishing,com
SO excited to announce I have a new website dedicated to my books! Thank you so much to everyone that has helped make this possible! Lots of exciting times ahead! So if you would like dedicated book news, Duckling Publishing is the place to go!
Wow what a week, so much has happened!
And the Winner is!
Jungle Book! So excited to have been part of the team at Weta to have won an academy award for the amazing Visual Effects on this movie! So proud! and so deserved by everyone, more here!
The lovely Stacey Ritz, award winning author and book blogger interviewed me, you can check it out here
New Website coming soon!
Exciting Times ahead! With the launch of my third book The Sandpit on the 13th of March, I will be launching a new website to seperate out my books more so I can expand and offer all sorts of exciting things! Watch this space and as always I would love to hear from you :)