Biggest and best congratulations to WCBA member Fleur Beale, who was awarded the ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature) in the New Year's Honours and will be presented with her honour at Government House tomorrow.
We are very proud of Fleur and the amazing books she has written, and we were very happy to present her with some flowers on behalf of all of you in the WCBA. Feel free to send her your own congratulations by phone, email, letter or whatever format you prefer!
Read an interview with Fleur here. I especially like her (typically modest) reply to this question:
What is the best thing a teenager has ever said to you about your work?
Cool book, miss. I finished it.