Last week we had a visit from Melbourne author Michael Wagner who kept the troops entertained over three days of sessions.
Michael is the author of the series; The Undys, Maxx Rumble and Ted Goes Wild, and the novels Dog Wars and Destiny’s Right Hand.
All of the students had been exposed to his work and so they eagerly awaited to meet the man behind the stories.There was much laughter and groaning as Michael talked about his work.
The students learnt that Michael:
Tries never to use the same name for characters in his stories
Has a list of funny names he has collected over the years
Listens and notes every interesting thing he hears in case he can use it in a story later on
Was inspired to write the Ted books by a story his son wrote about his own teddy when he was young
Wrote 40 drafts for “Dog Wars”
Loves cricket and footy
Barracks for the Crows!!! Ha! Ha! not really
Is in a band called The Grownups
Loves writing about gross things such as babies’ dirty nappies
After signing our Author’s Wall of Fame, Michael headed off for a well earned weekend in the Barossa Valley before he has a week of speaking commitments in schools in Adelaide before Book Week.