Posts tagged Michael Panckridge

Aussie author saying hi!

Hi there poeple – it’s very exciting to be here and chatting (well, kind of!) to you all. I’m fired up and ready to… to…well, to blog! I’ll hopefully be coming to New Zealand in June and am really keen to get to a rugby game. I think you guys have one of the most powerful teams on the planet in the All Blacks – I hide behind the couch when they’re doing the haka! That is one fearsome chant. One time I turned the sound down on the TV and put on a song that went something like… ‘Here we go gathering nuts in May, nuts in May, nuts in May, here we go gathering nuts in May, on a cold and fro – o – sty morning…’ But then I hid behind the couch again because I thought someone from New Zealand might have heard my silly song and got cross! ANYWAY…. I do love sport – Aussie Rules and cricket are probably my favourite two. Do you get to watch Aussie Rules in New Zealand? If you’re not sure who to barrack for and want a bit of a tip on an awesome team, then look no further than the MIGHT CATS! They are THE ALLBLACKS of the AFL – except our jumpers are blue and white hoops. I live in Geelong and have barracked for the Cats all my life. We’ve been in 4 of the last 5 grand finals and won 3 of them so I’m a very happy puppy at the moment. We’re not going so well this year. We’re just inside the top 8! My first 20 odd books are sporty. I’ll tell you about some of them in my next blog. Hope to hear from you… AND you… super soon! Byeeee, Michael

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May Star Author – Michael Panckridge

Our magnificent May Star Author is Australian author, Michael Panckridge.  Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what it is kids want to read.

Ten years later he finds himself the author of over 30 books– his work ranging from the best selling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, the Toby Jones series (a rich blend of cricket and fantasy), The League of Legends series – rugby league action, through to his latest novels including The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal – adventure books with elements of mystery and intrigue that keep the reader guessing. His latest series is The Book of Gabrielle – a sinister tale about a girl without a past and an extraordinary ability to see things others can’t.

Michael will be visiting Christchurch in July to talk about his writing and take some writing workshops.  Stay tuned to find out more.

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