My Other Car is a Batmobile

Wednesday night saw me at Tim’s Bookshop in Canterbury, where I got the chance to talk to parents and students from Our Lady’s primary school. One of the best things about it was the Q&A afterwards, where I answered questions ranging from “So what happens in your story?” (something I should probably have covered better in the talk) to “What car do you drive?” (I only realised today I missed the opportunity to say “A Batmobile”).


One of the topics I covered was the fact that in Year 2 I was placed in a catch-up class for students who were struggling with their reading and writing skills. I’d had trouble picking up that particular ability in Year 1, so I was behind the other students when I moved up to the next grade. Thankfully, the catch-up class worked and I took to reading and writing with a previously undiscovered enthusiasm.


I thought it was important to let the kids know; just because you’re not immediately good at something doesn’t mean you never will be. Also, I drive a Batmobile – not the Toyota Camry that I said I did.


This weekend, not only will I be at the Younger Sun for National Bookshop Day, I’ll also be In Conversation with Leanne Hall at the Eltham Bookshop at 3pm on Sunday. We’ll be discussing Vanguard Prime: Goldrush and the road to publication. Make sure to come visit!

Published by Steven Lochran

Steven Lochran is the author of the upcoming Middle Grade Fantasy series PALADERO, as well as the teen superhero series VANGUARD PRIME. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, two cats, and an unreasonably large toy collection.

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