July 29th Apollo Bay Writers Festival – Victoria on judging panel of writing competition   10.30am Apollo Bay Library6 Pengilley Ave Apollo Bay

Reading from The Ice Maze  11.30am signing books at Galapagos Bookstore Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay 3233

August Bryon Bay Writers Festival

August 12th  4pm High Tea with Isobelle Carmody  Love your Bookshop Day  at Great Escape Books  2/75 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet, Victoria               ph:52897052

March 8th Canberra Girls Grammar School, Talk, ACT

March 25th & 26th Oz ComicCon Perth

April 1st & 2nd Oz ComicCon Adelaide

April 10th Meanjin Writers Griffith University, Mt Gravatt campus, Brisbane

April 13th Avid Reader Bookshop 6-8pm Book Launch- Lotus Blue  by Cat Sparks,  Brisbane

May 26th – 28th Rainforest Writing Retreat  O’Reilleys Resort at Lamington National Park

June 22nd South Australia English Teachers Association – Meet The Writer Festival – Adelaide

July 1st & 2nd Oz ComicCon Melbourne Book Launch of The Ice Maze, the third book in The Kingdom of the Lost series on Saturday July 1st

July 4th 6.30pm Book Launch of The Ice Maze, the third book in The Kingdom of the Lost series at Better Read than Dead  265 King St Newton  NSW ph: 02 9557 8700 Bookings

July 8th 2pm Book Launch of The Ice Maze, the third book in The Kingdom of the Lost series at Avid Reader 193 Boundary St West End QLD 4101 ph: 07 3255 3987  Bookings

July 13th & 14th Whitsundays Youth Voice Literature Festival – Queensland


April 2nd-3rd Perth Oz ComicCon Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre WA

April 6th  Brunswick Library 7.30pm Victoria. Free event but to register your attendance go to the link below.

April 9th-10th Adelaide Oz ComicCon Adelaide Showgrounds SA

April 28th Queensland State Library  Level 2 6-8pm Launch of Alyzon Whitestarr and Rich and Rare with Paul Collins free but bookings required ph: (07) 3840 7576

May 6th Victoria Geelong Library and Heritage Centre – Geelong After Dark 6:00pm to 8:00pm Unveiling of The Red Queen Mask display/ auction to raise money for IBBY Children in Crisis Fund  and the Moon Bear Sanctuary in Chengdu Animals Asia

May 8th – Women of Letters, Brisbane  ‘A Letter to My Unfinished Business.’  Celebrating a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission ( at    the zoo 711 Ann St Fortitude Valley , QLD  4006 at 3pm   Tickets    Map

May 16th – 27th Western Australia The Literature Centre

 June 11th and 12th Melbourne Oz ComicCon

July 30th Apollo Bay Writers Festival Locals Debate 6.30pm Mechanics Hall

August 9th and 10th NSW Abbotsleigh School Literay Festival

August 12th, 13th and 14th Victoria Bendigo Writers Festival

August 15th Bendigo Young Writers Association workshop

August 19th 11am Talk to students from St John’s Regional College Dandenong

August 26th and 27th Canberra Writers Festival

September 10th and 11th NSW – Sydney Oz ComicCon

September 17th and 18th QLD – Brisbane Oz ComicCon




September 24th Apollo Bay Library 6 Pengilley Ave Apollo Bay Vic 3233 ph:03 52371013  10.30am Isobelle will talk about The Ice Maze,  the book she is currently writing and illustrating.


September 27th Avid Reader  Boundary St, West End Qld 4101   ph: 07 3846 3422 193   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Isobelle is launching Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins







Storytime at Apollo Bay Library 6 Pengilley Ave Apollo Bay Vic 3233 ph:03 52371013 Isobelle will be reading excerpts from her books.   Friday mornings January 2nd 9th and 16th at 10.30am.


Western Australia

March 5th & 6th – All Saints’ College Bull Creek


March 11th – Keeping Books Alive Seminar with guests Isobelle Carmody, David Millar and Adam Wallace 6-8pm Venue: Creative Net 162 Hoddle St Abbotsford Enquiries and Bookings: Paul Collins (03)9416 4062 or
Cost is $22 per person with bookings essential.

March 12th – Eat the Sky Drink The Ocean Launch 6.00 pm – 7pm event The Little Bookroom 759 Nicholson St, Carlton North ph:03 9387 9837

New South Wales

March 28th  – Guest Speaker at International Children’s Book Day, IBBY event, Sydney



May 18th  – MacRoberstons Girls High School

May 19th Vermont South Library. Pavey Place, Vermont South, 3133  ph: 9872-8655 Time: 7-8pm Talk Embracing New Landscapes

May 20th Carey Bapist Grammar School Senior, Melbourne

May 21st Darebin Libraries ph:1300 655 355     Talk 7-8pm

Western Australia

May 29th – 31st Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Margaret River Writers Festival



June 11th -9am – 10.20am Talk at Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre  Cnr Kessels and Logan Roads Upper Mount Gravatt  Qld   4122

Phone:07 3403 7745 Email:


June 17th and 18th


Launch of Scatterlings by Ford St Publishing


June 25th

am talk at Our Lady’s College, Annerely.

6pm Avid Books launching Day Boy by Trent Jamieson.



July 1st 5.30pm  Riverbend Books launching  Zakora by Nicholas and Alison Lochel


Friday July 17th Victorian Writers Centre workshop 10am – 4pm  The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


Saturday July 18th NSW Writers’ Centre  2015 Speculative Fiction Festival

August & September


Saturday August 1st NSW Writers Centre Workshop The Story Road 10am – 4pm


Monday August 17th Stonnington Library ( venue tbc) 11.30am – 12.30am

Tuesday August 18th Lyndale Secondary College

Wednesday August 19th Canterbury Primary School

Thursday August 20th Mildura Library 7.30pm – 8.30pm talk


August 24th to September 4th The Literature Centre,  Fremantle Schools Program in Albany, Geraldton and Fremantle


September 10th – 12th Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury


Tuesday September 15th Orminston Secondary College


Monday September 28th radio interview with Sally Rippon on 3RRR The Reading Room


October 2nd – 5th Conflux 11,  Guest of Honour, Canberra


Wednesday October 7th Society of Editors QLD  talk


Saturday October 10th – workshop at Queensland Academy of Creative Industries Open Day

Wednesday October 14th – Evermore Launch – Graphic Novel Panel Discussion 6.00pm – 8pm Avid Reader Bookshop -193 Boundary St, West End, QLD 4101 ph:(07) 3846 3422


Thursday October 22nd Brunswick Bound Bookshop 361 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056 – The Art of the Graphic Novel
A conversation with Isobelle Carmody, Daniel Reed, Mike Shuttleworth and Kirsty Murray. Join us and help to celebrate the publication of Evermore, a graphic novel by Isobelle Carmody and Daniel Reed.
Time: 6:00pm Free, but RSVP appreciated email

Sunday October 25th 11am Great Escape Books Shop 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet, Victoria free (bookings essential)  phone 52897137
Morning Tea with magical author Isobelle Carmody speaking about her stunning new graphic novel Evermore. All her novels will be in stock. Prebook for signed editions of The Red Queen, the final novel in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.


Tuesday October 27th South Perth Library 6.15pm – 7.30pm Words With Wine

Wednesday October 28th John Wollaston College

October 30th – 31st

The Literature Centre – Celebrate Reading National Conference



Sunday November 1st  Genrecon Brisbane
Panel :WHEN TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. Chair: Melanie Stevens; Panelists: Isobelle Carmody, Karen Dunstall, Kathleen Jennings
1:30-2:30pm, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101


New South Wales

Thursday 12 November
4:00pm The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah St, Beecroft, NSW

Thursday 12 November
6:30pm, Dymocks Penrith (SIGNING), L1, Shop 145, Westfield Penrith Plaza, Henry St, Penrith, NSW
For bookings 02 4731 5986

Saturday 14 November
2:00pm, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Galleries Victoria, 500 George St, Sydney, NSW


Sunday 15 November
3:00pm, Geelong City Council Conference & Reception Centre, 57 Little Malop St, Geelong, VIC

Monday 16 November
7:00pm, Eltham College, 1660 Main Rd, Research, VIC
For bookings 03 9439 8700

Tuesday 17 November 
6:30pm, Dymocks 234 Collins St, Melbourne
For bookings,


Western Australia

Wednesday 18 November
6 for 6:30pm, WA State Library Theatre, 25 Francis Street, Perth, WA
For bookings 08 9321 5755 (Boffins Books)

Thursday 19 November
6:00pm, Dymocks Busselton (SIGNING), 48 Prince St, Busselton, WA
Bookings not necessary

South Australia

20-23 November
SupaNova Adelaide, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville, SA


27-29 November
SupaNova Brisbane, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Merivale St, South Brisbane, QLD




December 12th The Red Queen Launch  Party- venue The Meatmarket North Melbourne Victoria.


Tickets can be purchased on the following link


The Red Queen Launch  Party


1-4pm High Tea With the Red Queen


6-10.30pm The Masked Ball


December 19th Great Escape Books  75 Great Ocean Road Aireys Inlet, Victoria


4.30pm ‘A Magical Christmas event: Celebrate Christmas with a very special book signing of The Red Queen with Isobelle Carmody” Free event with complimentary champagne. RSVP or phone bookshop 52897052



February 20th Queensland –  Book Links – Romancing The Stars

February 23rd  11am Black Cat Books  Paddington, Queensland in conversation with Rosie Borella

April 4th 5th & 6th Supanova Gold Coast

April 11th/12th Western Australia –   School Library Conference

April 17th – 21st Western Australia Swancon 39 – Conjuration
The Ibis Styles Hotel Perth, Western Australia.

April 24th 7pm Bookgrove Bookshop, 1/73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Victoria. Isobelle to launch The One and Only Jack Chant by Rosie Borella. RSVP by Monday 21 April to: or 033 5255 5973 or at

May 9th Queensland – Words At Work Seminar State Library Queensland

May 18th Queensland – Masterclass : Trip The Light Fantastic, Queensland Writers Centre

May 24th English Teachers Association of Western Australia- keynote speaker at our annual conference

June 2nd Abbotsleigh Festival NSW

June 5th & 6th Bellingen Festival School Days

June 16th Wesley College Melbourne

June 19th Meet the Writers Festival SA

June 25th Assisi Catholic College QLD

June 28th NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & YA Festival

July 5th CYA Conference Brisbane

August 19th Mill Park Secondary College, Victoria.  St Monica’s College, Epping, Victoria.

August 21st St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Corinda, QLD

August 24th to 29th Melbourne Writers Festival VIC

session date    
Isobelle Carmody: In Conversation    
Little Fur: Tales from the Forest    
It’s a Long Story    
Do You Remember the First Time?    
Arthur’s Tale    
Creative Classroom: Afternoon Session

September 4th to 7th Brisbane Writers Festival. QLD

Words At Play – school days –  September 4th & 5th

This World and the Next – September 5th 5-6pm

Writing Fantasy –  September 6th 10am – 1pm

September 9th Guardian Angels School, Wynnum QLD

September 12th & 13th Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival Geraldton. WA

September 27th Sunshine Coast Libraries. QLD

September 29th International Library Symposium, Southport, QLD

October 4th to 6th Conflux 10 , Canberra

October 10th & 11th Read Around Gladstone, QLD

October 13th Margaret’s Girl’s School, QLD

October 18th Workshop –   NSW Writer’s Centre. NSW

November 5th Australian Society of Authors  and Queensland Writers Centre presents : In Conversation With Isobelle Carmody

November 14th to 20th India- Bookaroo –  the launch and outreach programme and the launch of Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean.

Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean will be available in Australia in February 2015 published by Allen & Unwin.



21st – 24th  Perth Writers Festival

Thursday 21st
School Day
10am -10.45am Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy – Upper Secondary
1.15pm – 2.00pm Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody and Ambelin Kwaymullina –  Lower Secondary

Saturday 23rd
11am – 12midday The Rise of the Apocalypse: panel with Peter Heller, Karen Thomson Walker and chair Helen Merrick

2pm-5pm The Power of Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody, workshop

Sunday 24th
9.30am-10.30am The Power Of Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody, workshop
11.30am -12.15 Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy

Albany- Write in the Great Southern

Monday 25 th
8.30am-9.30am A Thoughtful Breakfast: Picture This-Image and Imagination

1.45pm-2.45pm Let the Author Talk: Isobelle Carmody ( Denmark Civic Centre)


Thursday 28th
Salisbury Council School Session
1pm – 2.30pm Young Writers Group – Metro Winds – short stories


1st – 4th  Adelaide Writers Festival

Sunday 3rd
12.50pm – 1.20pm Story Tent session: Isobelle Carmody: Little Fur
2.30pm – 3.30pm Girl Power: Justine Larbalestier, Isobelle Carmody & Vikki Wakefield

17th  Tasmanian Writers Festival

Time: 10 am – 11 am
Isobelle Talks to Young Readers

2-3.30pm Strong Characters in Real and Fantastical Landscapes
Guest writers: Isobelle Carmody, Lian Tanner, Kathryn Lomer

26th-27th Bologna Book Fair



24th  Boroondara Literary Awards Writers in Schools program. Ruyton Girls School Melbourne


New Zealand

1st – 2nd North Island Children’s and Teen’s Librarian Conference, New Zealand

4th Author talk and book signing  2pm Central City Library 44-46 Lorne Street Auckland ph: (09) 377 0209

5th Glendowie College , Auckland

6th am Epsoms Girls Grammar School,  Auckland

pm Author talk and book signing 6.30-7.30pm Wellington Central Library 65 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand ph 801 4040

7th Chiltern Saint James School Wellington

8th Author talk 1.50- 2.45pm  Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Road Sockburn Christchurch ph: 941 7923

10th Storylines Festival Dunedin Family Day

11th  Storylines Festival Christchurch Family Day


13th Burgmann Anglican School Canberra, Alfred Deakin High School Canberra,  Canberra Grammar Senior School

14th  Beaconhills Christian College, Victoria

15th   Academy Of Mary Immaculate Fitzroy

16th  Rowville Secondary College, Victoria

17th & 18th Booked In Festival – Childrens’ & Young Adults Literature Festival NSW

31st of October-3rd of November 2013 (Thursday to Sunday)
World Fantasy Convention Brighton UK