ELECTRIGIRL is here!!

You know how when you’ve been anticipating something for SO long that when it actually arrives, you find it hard to believe?! Well, that. ELECTRIGIRL IS PUBLISHED!

And I have been blogging extensively about its process. If you’ve got a spare five or ten minutes, grab a cuppa and click on these…

A fabulous Happy Book Birthday post from Middle Grade Strikes Back, in which Cathy and I (and other people who have fab books out) answer Electrigirl birthday-related questions (and Cathy DRAWS her answers!)

Hive – an introduction to Electrigirl and the story by me, with sneak peek of inside pages!

Serendipity Reviews – my most comprehensive blog post about the road to publication for Electrigirl. With behind the scenes pics and screenshots of the files in my computer!

There are a couple more blog posts to come, but now I’m going to leave you with some pics of the preparations for today’s two launch parties – this afternoon at Edward Feild Primary School, and this evening at Blackwells in Oxford! Cathy and I are sharing our launch with Cas Lester, a fab friend with a brand new book out called WILFRED THE (UN)WISE, published by those nice folks at Piccadilly Press. And ooh, look who’s quoted on Cas’s cover!! *blush* Click on any of the photos to make them bigger.

Wilfred the Unwise cover

My new toy from Hobbycraft - a triple icing nozzle! Only a fiver too!
My new toy from Hobbycraft – a triple icing nozzle! Only a fiver too!
Loaded up and ready to ice! With my able assistant Cas
Loaded up and ready to ice! With my able assistant Cas
Cake for school launch, with book flags!
Cake for school launch, with book flags!
Rainbow cupcakes for Blackwells launch
Rainbow cupcakes for Blackwells launch
Mini rainbow cakes!
Mini rainbow cakes!
Detail from THE launch cake - a three tiered chocolate confection with electric blue icing! And if you want to see what it should look like later, hop over to the Middle Grade Strikes Back birthday post and see Cathy's drawing of it!
Detail from THE launch cake – a three tiered chocolate confection with electric blue icing! And if you want to see what it should look like later, hop over to the Middle Grade Strikes Back birthday post and see Cathy’s drawing of it!
My author copies arrived - don't they look amazing on the shelf?!
My author copies arrived – don’t they look amazing on the shelf?!

I’m so excited about today! Ooh – picking Cathy Brett up from the station in half an hour! Better get my outfit ready for our fun and games with Years 5 and 6!! 😀

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One comment

  1. As a single dad, I look at your blog for books. I’ve become an expert at children’s literature. I just read “Cooking With Mr. C.” by John Contratti to my kids. It’s a wonderful picture book with a GREAT message. We need more books like that. Have you read it? Thought I’d share. Keep up the great work.

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