Monday, March 5, 2012

A Big Month for Billie

Where has February gone? Even with one extra day it still flew past! Before I know it March will be over too and April is set to be 'B' for busy with Billie and Jack events.

If you'd like to come along to hear a story, have a book signed or have a chat about your favourite Billie or Jack book, this is where I will be:

Sunday 25th March
11 - 11.30 (with Gabrielle Wang) at the Wheeler Centre
12.30 - 1pm Queens Hall, State Library
1.10 - 1.40pm Readings Bookstore Marquee

Saturday 31st March
Midday–1pm Books In Print
100 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
(03) 9500 9631

Tuesday 3rd April
10.30am–11.30am Readings Hawthorn (upstairs)
701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
Cost: $10 per child and includes a signed copy of either The Pocket Money Blues or The Copycat Kid.
Each child will also receive a special gift.
Bookings essential: (03) 9819 1917

Wednesday 4th April
50 Murray Road, East Preston
(03) 9954 6220

Thursday 12th April
10.30am–11.30am The Little Bookroom
759 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
(03) 9387 9837

Friday 13th April
10.30am–11.30am Moonee Valley Library
762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Saturday 14th April
9 & 10 Ballarat St, Yarraville
(03) 9689 0661

Sunday 22nd April
10am–11am Dymocks
234 Collins Street, Melbourne
(03) 9660 8500

Friday 27th April
4.30pm-5.30pm Ward Sager
21/10 Arthur Street, Eltham
(03) 9439 9321

Wednesday 2nd May
Cramer St, Preston
(03) 94822499

Saturday 26th May
11 - 12pm Three, Four, Knock on the Door
46 Nott Street, Port Melbourne
(03) 9645 2058

And just for a little extra news, in April we are also adding to our family. That's right! One of these little darlings will be coming home with us in the first week of April.

We can't wait!
Hurry up March...


  1. Congratulations Sally of your new book launch with "The Copy Cat Kid", wishing you a fun and successful book tour. All the best, Michele Darmanin

    1. Thanks Michele - I posted off those books for you yesterday so you should get them soon.
      Best wishes,

  2. oh oh oh! PUPPY! imma coming to play at your house...

    (and you will never know because you are so so so busy)

    p.s. i love (hey)jack(!). a lot. i wish i had a cool robot costume.

    1. Kate - you can come and play ANY time. Even if I'm here! Actually, especially if I'm here. We can play Louise Attaque really loudly and sing French folk-rock at the poor puppy! (I'll make sure my teenage boys are out. Don't want any adolescent cringing spoiling our fun.)

  3. Wow what a busy month you have ahead of you!
    Really enjoyed your appearances at the Children's Book Festival on Sunday. Thank you so much for taking the time to sign my daughter's beloved Billie B Brown bookS ... urm .. her whole collection! Much appreciated!

    1. Thanks Emma - I hope your daughter enjoyed the day!

  4. Dear Sally Rippin

    We have been talking about Billie B Brown today and wanted to let you know why we love your books so much.

    Billie B Brown books are funny and there is always a message like something you should do or not do. Also, why are they so funny? My favorite is the Birthday Mix Up. Love Majella

    Billie B Brown books are really good and I want you to know they are really good books for reading and for fun and my favourite is the Bad Butterfly. Love Lola.

    We are both 6 and in Grade 1, and we can't wait to see you at the Little Bookroom on Thursday.

    From Lola and Majella

  5. Hi Lola and Majella,
    Thank you so much for writing. I'm glad you are enjoying the Billie books. It will be great to meet you on Thursday!