WABIAD … we won again, especially for the kids!

KrisWABIAD_smallThis week I was out at Westmead Children’s Hospital with members of our NBWG team to receive our awards for the Write-a-book-in-a-day competition. For the second year in a row, we won Best National Book and raised the most sponsorship.

Congratulations to the rest of my wonderful team from the NBWG and thank you to all our generous sponsors. NSW entrants raised a combined total of just under $50,000 dollars. The money we raised goes to The Kids Cancer Project and will be used to buy medicine and support research to find a cure for childhood cancer.

The Kids Cancer Project is currently helping fund an experimental and promising treatment for brain tumours … they need all the help they can get!

Here’s what the judge had to say about our book A Dolphin for Naia:

This novel has it all! A brilliant, fast-paced adventure between a young man and his Grandmother on a road-trip to find his estranged parents, A Dolphin for Naia serves up a fantastic mix of mystery, sci-fi and family intrigues. Strong, well-rounded characters and confident, mature writing drive a very well structured and paced narrative. The climax is both heart-warming and thrilling. Beautifully presented with lovely illustrations, this was an engaging and creative story.

- Judge, Paul McDonald from Beecroft Children’s Bookshop

Stay tuned to find out how you can have a copy of this award winning book in your hands for Christmas!!


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