Hey Baby!

Welcoming a new book is always exciting, in many ways it’s just like a new baby – seeing it on display, having people say nice things (hopefully) and sharing your excitement with friends and family. The writing friends are always the ones who notice first and celebrate with you because they understand the work, effort and pain you’ve gone through to get that book (or baby) out there.

It’s also very special for non-writing friends because in some weird way the writer (at least I do) feels justified for deserting friends for the preceding months or years. It’s a bit like, ‘Well here’s the proof that I actually have been doing something.’

My first shelf-view of it was at the Windmill in Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert last Saturday (yes I was peering through the window) and I signed some copies at Readings in Malvern a week or so ago. And the Yarra Plenty Library Book Mobile librarian informed me this morning that the library had purchased multiple copies of the book and they were all out on loan, which is always a good thing to hear.

The book will be launched  in December some time, although I don’t have details yet, but like any baby, the arrival of a new book needs to be celebrated.

Hey Baby! Never doubt just how special you are. A love letter to baby.

Published by black dog books an imprint of Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd

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  1. Chris Bell Congratulations, my lovely writer friend, on your new book baby. Having read and seen it, I know it to be gorgeous. It's going to be loved by tiny tots and adults alike. None will be able to resist the fantastic message and sentiment of the text or the wonderful photos. Proof indeed that you've been busy creating something terrific. Chris
    November 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm · Reply
    • corinne Thanks Chris. You are too kind.
      November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm · Reply
  2. Kaye Baillie Corinne, I was delighted to see 'Hey Baby' in our local bookshop several weeks ago. I bought it straight away. What a delightful enduring message it gives and the pictures are stunning. Congratulations and I would love to know how it came about. Sounds intriguing. Enjoy all the praise I'm sure this little gem will give you. Kaye
    November 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm · Reply
    • corinne Oh, that's lovely Kaye. I'm so pleased. Next time I see you I'll sign it. Are you coming to the SCBWI Xmas Gathering on 1st December?
      November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm · Reply
      • Kaye Baillie I plan to so will see you there with my 'Hey Baby'.
        November 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm · Reply
  3. Marjory Gardner Congratulations on this most gorgeous new baby Corinne!
    November 15, 2012 at 9:48 am · Reply
    • corinne Thanks Marjory.
      November 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm · Reply
  4. Alison Reynolds Huge congratulations, Corinne! It looks a gorgeous book. Sure the inside is even better!
    November 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm · Reply

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