I am afraid that isn't the case. If you look at my Talks schedule, you will see that I am giving an Author Talk in Sydney on 28 October. You will also see that I am giving talks at Wollongong and Nowra two weeks later and at Bathurst and Mudgee the week after that. The south coast talks are booked in because I am heading to Jervis Bay for a family wedding at 11.11 on 11/11/11 (I hear there are many); I would have organised a talk or two for the trip home as well but my offspring protested that this would cut into their precious weekends! If I was coming up to the Thunderbolt Festival, you would be able to track my movements via a schedule of author talks up the New England Highway and back.
But I will be with you in spirit. I hope it is loads of fun!