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How did the dinosaur cross the evolutionary road to become a chicken? Find out when you join the fangtastic James Foley and a bunch of other Fremantle Press authors at events this month

The year might be coming to a close, but there are still plenty of kid-friendly events to enjoy. Here’s a thought – maybe you can kill two chickens with one stone and buy a nest full of Christmas gifts while you’re at it? It’s a great way to support local authors and artists and we guarantee a good yarn under every cover.

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Seven book launches in seven days, free events with Cristy Burne

For her new book, Beneath the Trees, author, scientist and STEAM specialist Cristy Burne is offering primary schools the chance to host one of seven book launches in seven days. Whether in class, online or at assembly, Cristy will give your students a rip-roaring sneak peek at her brand-new adventure story for ages six to ten. All you have to do is provide a strong cup of tea and a wildly enthusiastic young audience.

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Whether at home or out and about, you'll find a plethora of bookish Fremantle Press author gigs to attend this month

As we race towards the end of the year, our authors are busy getting out and about to pack in any as many events as possible. This month you will be able to find our authors online and in person at library events, book launches and fundraising nights. Interested in booking an author for an event? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events below.

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Catch up with Holden Sheppard, Rebecca Higgie and Katie Stewart at these upcoming events or get in contact with us to organise your own author event!

Authors are now out and about visiting schools for workshops and talks. Interested in Elaine Forrestal popping in to speak about gold prospecting and her new book Goldfields Girl?, creating art with Katie Stewart for What Colour is the Sea?, listening to Yuot A. Alaak speak about his experience as a child soldier for Father of the Lost Boys or receive a visit from Shirley Marr to talk about old Chinese legends for Little Jiang? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events outlined below.

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From same-sex romance in YA novels to First Nations stories, literary salons, virtual book clubs and movie nights, these upcoming author gigs with Dave Warner, Holden Sheppard, Norman Jorgensen, Stephen Kinnane and Yuot A. Alaak are sure to tickle your fancy, so pop these dates in your diary and set a reminder

Holden Sheppard will be part of a virtual Belmont Book Club meeting where he will discuss his early work, his award-winning debut novel, Invisible Boys, and what he has planned for the future. Free to attend, the event will be held on Zoom and you can register here.

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