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We are delighted to introduce the newest additions to Booked Out. Check out their profiles and keep them in mind next time you book a speaker to inspire and engage.
A warm welcome to… Joel McKerrow and Wai Chim.
We would like to wish you all a happy Easter and hope everyone enjoyed a restful holiday break. We are all back up and running after our extended technical difficulties, and look forward to making more bookings for you with our wonderful speakers in term 2!
After the announcement of the CBCA Shortlist this week, we would like to offer our congratulations to our wonderful speakers who were nominated!
– Rebecca Lim for Tiger Daughter
– Gary Lonesborough for The Boy from the Mish
– Nicki Greenberg for The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel
– Huda Hayek for Huda and Me
– Katrina Nannestad for Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief
– Claire Saxby for Iceberg and Great White Shark
– Gabriel Evans for Blue Flower
Visit their profiles to find out more about them and make an enquiry!
We would like to offer a massive congratulations to two of our incredible speakers who have been selected as winners for the Indie Book Awards 2022! Well done to;
We would also like to commend Bri Lee for her shortlisted non-fiction Who Gets to Be Smart.
Visit their profiles to read more about the engaging school and library visits these speakers offer, and to make an enquiry!
We would like to offer a belated congratulations to two of our wonderful speakers, Leanne Hall and Katrina Nannestad, for their achievements in the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature!
Hi everyone! Before we sign off for the week, we would like to remind everyone that we are closed on Monday due to the Labour Day public holiday in Victoria. We hope you are all looking forward to the long weekend!
We would also like to let everyone know that we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines and internet, so the best way to contact us is by email for now. Hopefully everything is up and running again very soon.
We look forward to getting in contact with you all and sharing the talents of our wonderful speakers.
We would like to give a massive congratulations to one of our speakers, Gabrielle Wang, who was selected as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022-2023 🎉🎉 We, here at Booked Out, believe there is no one more suited to the title, and are very excited to see where she goes next!
With the AFLW in full swing, and the AFL just about to begin, it feels like the perfect time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Specky Magee. The beloved children’s series chronicles the life of an Australian Rules footy champion in the making, and is written by one of our wonderful speaker Felice Arena, along with AFL player Garry Lyon. With a whopping 8 books in this iconic series, let us know what your favourite Specky Magee book is! You can find us on instagram @bookedoutagency and on facebook @BookedOutAgency.
It is also a perfect time to introduce Felice’s new historical fiction novel The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan, a moving and inspiring story set against the backdrop of the Second World War in Australia, the women’s movement and the little-known history of women’s football. Find out more about it here and let us know what you think on Instagram and Facebook!
After the announcement of the CBCA Notables yesterday evening, we would like to congratulate all of our authors who were nominated. With many of our authors now up for the prize, head over to the CBCA website to find the list of Notables 2022.
Leanne Hall for The Gaps
Jessica Walton for Stars in their Eyes
Rebecca Lim for Tiger Daughter
Gary Lonesborough for The Boy from the Mish
Morris Gleitzman for Always
Nicki Greenberg for The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel
Wendy Orr for Cuckoo’s Flight
Nova Weetman for The Edge of Thirteen
Emily Gale and Nova Weetman for Elsewhere Girls
Huda Hayek for Huda & Me
Anna Zobel for Little Gem
Jackie French for Night Ride into Danger
Katrina Nannestead for Mim and the Baffling Bully and Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief
Sherryl Clark for Mina and the Whole Wide World
Susannah McFarlane for Grumble Boats
Jane Godwin for Little One
Ursula Dubosarsky for The March of the Ants
Davina Bell for Tomorrow is a Brand New Day
Anna Walker and Jane Godwin for Don’t Forget
Claire Saxby for Iceberg (up for two awards)
Craig Smith for Saving Seal
We would also like to take the time to congratulate the CBCA for their 75th anniversary, celebrated last year in 2021, and commend all amazing work they do for Australian authors.
This Valentines Day, we encourage everyone show love and support for your local libraries. While Valentines come and go, your local library is always there to provide you with community, support and of course books! 📘 Today, for Library Lovers’ day, the team here at Booked Out are reminiscing upon our favorite libraries – what’s yours? 💘💘