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My Visit to Paxton Public School

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Books In Homes is my favourite organisation in the world. Not only do they give much needed books to school kids, but they also send me to visit schools around NSW Australia to talk about my favourite things... reading and writing.

My visit to Kitchener Public School in NSW

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I had the coolest day today. I got to visit some of the most incredible kids in Australia at Kitchener Public School in NSW. The visit was organised by the lovely people at Books In Homes Australia.

For those of you who may not be aware, Books In Homes is an initiative to get kids reading by giving away books to school kids. i.e. putting Books In Homes. Could there be any greater initiative? I think not.
So what did we get up to you ask? Well, I got to have a chat to all the kids at their school assembly (Being a Remembrance Day assembly made the occasion all the more special).
My message was pretty simple... and that message was this... Anyone can be an author if they want to be. All you need to do is make sure you pay attention in school and show respect to your teachers. Being an author is one of the funnest jobs in the world too. What could be more fun than making up weird stories?
I got to talk to them about the importance of reading and writing, I got to read them one of my ver…

My book is going to be in the Hollywood film Anesthesia

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One of my books is headed to the big screen sometime in the not too distant future. Romy’s Garden Adventures: Christmas City is going to star as a background prop in the upcoming film Anesthesia - written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

The film stars Hollywood heavyweights Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart, Gretchen Mol and Jessica Hecht just to name a few. The plot focuses on intersecting relationships after the violent mugging of a university professor. So, in many ways, the film plot parallels Romy’s Christmas tale. However, in many more ways, it doesn’t.

Still, it makes me laugh to think that there is a chance that any one of those Hollywood stars possibly picked up my book on set, flipped through it and thought to themselves “What in the actual fuck is this piece of shit children’s book doing on the set of this awesome movie?”

Regardless of what their opinions may be of my flailed attempts at creatively expressing myself, it is an extreme honour for me to have a simple children…

My Book Was on Display in The Louvre

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I recently had the huge honour of having my book being placed on permanent display in the Napoleon wing of The Louvre in France.



Why was it on display you ask? Because I put it there while the guards weren't looking.

Some People Who Read My Book ANIMAL FRIENDS

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For checking out my story ANIMAL FRIENDS: FLOATING ORANGE CUBES and for supporting my writing adventures, I consider these fine folk my... FRIENDS FOR LIFE! If you too are a reader of this book, and would like to have your picture added to below, tweet your picture to @authorRT and it will be added asap.

















If you don’t have Twitter, there is another way :D (Nature found a way) You can just email it to me. My email is robert DOT s DOT towner AT gmail DOT com.

Not sure where to get a copy? Click here to get yours.

Remember, the picture needs to have you and the book together for it to be included.

My AMA on Reddit

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Last weekend I did an AMA on reddit where people could come and just ask me questions about anything and just kind of hang out. I had an absolute blast and met some really cool people all over the world. You can read the entire AMA here.

Helping Other Writers - MJ Editing Services Review

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Being fairly new to the whole writing children’s stories thing, I was quite oblivious to the importance of having a good editor up until the dying moments of launching my book. I had written my story, had my brother do a first draft edit / read through, gathered illustrations and was planning on launching the book within a matter of weeks.