Russ the Story Bus

I've been working on three novels (two for kids, one for adults), and preparing for my next two nonfiction books. So, aside from my recent UK tour, I've been keeping to myself quite a bit. But this weekend I returned from a week aboard Russ the Story Bus. Russ is an old city bus, repainted outside with illustrations and refurbished inside with shelves and benches and such. It's basically a travelling library, with one small difference: the kids get to keep the book they choose. Amazing. We travelled to six primary schools in New South Wales' southern highlands and Canberra: Aurora, Amaroo, Miles Franklin, Ainslie, Caroline Chisolm, and Bonython. The events began with exploration: the kids bo

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