Still Life

September 11th, 2011 | Category: News

Louise’s oranges. The scent of the oranges envelopes the house and Louise has inspired me out of my blog block.

I want the fruit to last forever. Every sweet orange brings me back to her. I loved being with Louise as she meandered in the orange grove at Frog Lake with Baldrick tailing behind.

I wrote her cards from my travels, if only to imagine her walking to the mailbox to retrieve. There was a permanence of these hand written notes. Emails can be fugitive; tonight I desperately search on my computer to find any correspondence that remains from Frog Lake.

This week, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) WA announced that the inaugural Louise Schofield Award has been presented to WA author Meg McKinlay.

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