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It’s publication day for Rita!

July 4th, 2022

It feels as if it has been an awfully long time coming, but at last it’s publication day for Rita’s Revenge, the sequel to A Clue for Clara. The duck with the soul of a poet (and the combat skills of a ninja warrior) is heading out into the world.

This is always a thrilling moment. It’s also nerve-wracking. I’ve had a couple of early readers say, ‘We loved Clara, so we didn’t like Rita – at first.’

That ‘at first’ is obviously the only thing keeping me from despair.

Well, not the only thing. I’m also rather excited about the book launch coming up on Sunday 10th July, 11 am at the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca Place. There will be family members who I haven’t seen for several years. There will be duck poetry. There will be multi-species translators, unarmed combat, and maybe even a duck or two. If you’re anywhere near Hobart, come and join us!

Meanwhile a box of books arrived a few days ago, and a friend helped me unpack them…

So now I chew my fingernails, waiting to see what you all think of Rita. I hope you love her as much as I do.

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