You're a Legend!
You’re a Legend! Grew out of a literary contest run by Blake Publications for secondary students, in and around Brisbane, in 2003.
The students were asked to write about 600 words of prose – or a poem – about somebody who had inspired them.
Many of the entries were so moving, revealing the lives of mostly “unsung heroes” – ordinary people living extraordinary lives – that Blake Publications decided to publish them. We also decided to invite various adult high achievers to tell us who or what had inspired them, possibly making them the people they are today.
Like the pastiche of photographs of most of our authors (and sometimes their subjects) on the inside cover of the book, the anthology revealed a remarkable portrait of a community of people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, who share a sense of this place in Queensland, Australia, that we call home.