Only a few days now until I visit the Melbourne Writers Festival. Haven’t been there in years. I’ve always thought that the schools program would be more interesting and I’ve only just discovered you don’t have to be a student or teacher to attend! After reading Scott Westerfeld all year, and watching his Tweets and Blog and interviews, I’m finally going to see him. A co-incidence, really, he was turning up this year. Will also see Justine Larbalestier and Isabelle Carmody – saw Isabelle at the Reading Matters conference. She is always good value for her straight forward views and her passion for her genre.