Over the past week I've had the amazing opportunity to be a keynote speaker at two IMAGINATION events, hosted by Halogen Australia - premier providers of leadership education and inspiration for Australian Youth, partnered with Scholastic.
I thought the crowd of close to 1500 in Adelaide was big, but on Monday in Melbourne, I was literally shaking in my boots in front of almost 4500 students and teachers.
I spoke about finding your passion, staying positive, being persistent, surrounding yourself with supportive people and, most importantly, the power of imagination. For someone who spends most of their days by themselves, writing and drawing alone in a quiet room, I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I have to admit though, it was kind of a rock star moment to be on a stage in front of an audience that size cheering, whooping and applauding for you!
A big thank you to everyone who made it possible and all the people who came along and were so enthusiastic! And a special thank you to the teachers and students who waited so patiently in line to grab a copy of Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas! I hope you've enjoyed the book!