It feels like I've come back to where it all started. My first foray into kidlit happened a year ago in this spot, a haven just as magical as any fairytale, a jacaranda glade.
It's been a big first year. Lots of learning, lots of experimentation, lots of ups downs circles lines and squiggles. Lots of stories, lots more to come.
But best of all are the friends I've met along the way. So many beautifully talented individuals. And as I arrived this morning on a loaned bicycle, just like last year, out of breath and excited, I was happy to see them back here again, too - hot, sweaty and red-faced like me! - catching our breath together under the jacaranda tree.
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