When I first started work on Australia Illustrated, I had no idea how many adorable kids would slip from the end of my paintbrush. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens emerged, and along the way, it was such a great pleasure to meet them.
Occasionally, I knew who the kids were. Above, you'll meet my AFL-loving son Riley, left, and on the right is my horse-loving daughter Ella ... with a friend.
Here are the granddaughters of my librarian friend Sue:
*Please note that this is wishful thinking.
But there are many, many characters who romp through the pages of this book whom, I'm sad to say, I don't know that well--and don't even know their name.
SO, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO NAME THEM!
Below you'll discover 5 of my characters. Each one needs a name, and perhaps, they might even need a little backstory.
All you need do is leave a comment below stating:
- the accompanying letter (A through E)
- the name you've chosen
- a little bit about them. Maybe where they live, what their likes and dislikes are. What they want to be when they grow up? It's up to you!
I'll also need you to tell me who named this character, along with their first name, age and city. For example...
- Amy, age 9, Sydney
- James, age 11, Dunedin
- Kellie, age none-of-your-beeswax, Cairns
- you don't need to be a kid to enter!
Alternatively, especially if you struggle to leave a comment below, you can email your response to me right here.
And yes, you can name more than one--just be sure to indicate which one you're naming each time (A through E).
I will decide which names resonate most with each character, and will introduce each one right here on my blog on 1 November. I'll also introduce the characters to my guests at my actual book launch party on Saturday 5 November at Harry Hartog Bookstore, Canberra!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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