What a fantastic weekend I’ve just had! The fifth annual Chipping Norton Literary Festival (otherwise known as Chiplitfest) has just finished, and it was SO MUCH FUN! Lovely author pal John Dougherty and I were heavily involved in programming and running the children’s events, including performing in our own events, so it’s been a dash … More Four Days of Festival Brilliance with Chiplitfest!
Argh! It’s tomorrow! I’ve been involved in programming the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and it has been so many months in the planning that I can’t believe it’s finally here! If you’re in the vicinity of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, PLEASE do pop in over the weekend; there’s SO MUCH brilliant stuff going on and so … More Come to Chipping Norton this weekend and see loads of brilliant stuff!
I’m really excited this year to be doing several literary festivals, talking about Electrigirl, and also performing with my musical author pals in our band First Draft (which was formed last year for the Wychwood Festival, thanks to organiser Barbara Pendrigh, who badgered us into it!) I’m planning my events and desperately trying to memorise … More Coming to a festival near you!
So WHOOSH I guess that was the end of 2015 whizzing by! It has been MAD here. I’ve been working like crazy and then of course there was something called Christmas to sort out… and now it’s 2016 and I am plunging back into work with barely time to draw breath. Which is GREAT, by … More Happy New Year! (all right, all right, a bit late)
I have been in full-on ‘Get Through To Do List’ mode recently! Latest crucial things have been edits on Electrigirl 2 (Electrigirl and the Deadly Swarm, out next Aug) and trying to come up with an idea for 5-7 year-olds as I’d been asked to pitch for a specific range by a publisher. Also I … More Lemons in foreign languages, and encouraging teens to write bad language
My six-year-old and I binged on author events at the weekend. OK, so I had my own agenda – I was already friends with all three of the authors we went to see – but having your own child to take along is a really good excuse! On the Saturday morning, we were treated to … More Fun Family weekend at Chiplitfest 2015