It’s been buuuuusy. Again! Despite my decision to take on less work this term. Not quite sure where the days are going. Since my last blog post, I’ve done events at: three schools in Chipping Norton area for the fantastic Chiplitfest Oxford Literary Festival with fellow author Cath Howe for EmpathyLab Stratford Literary Festival Bloxham … More I am a rock god
Whew! It’s been a busy and very exciting week! So this is what’s been happening… Last Tuesday, I travelled to Norfolk to SEE MY NEW BOOK BEING PRINTED. That deserves capitals because it was SO exciting! Authors very rarely get to see their book actually rolling off the presses, and so I need to say … More Strawberries, Empathy, Electrigirl and Music!
I’ve got events at two wonderful festivals coming up, and am hoping to meet lots of lovely readers and their families. Next Friday, 2nd June, I’ll be on stage at Hay Festival, talking about my new book A STORM OF STRAWBERRIES and leading some fun interactive activities based on empathy and how we can develop … More Come and meet me: Hay and Wychwood
It’s been such an exciting few days; I hardly know where to start! Last Friday, I wrote a guest post on the wonderful blog Serendipity Reviews. It’s a Letter To My Ten-Year-Old Self, and you can read it here. Lots of people tweeted me to say how much they enjoyed the post – and THEN, … More Wychwood, Winning and Wondrous Things!
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!
OK, so this is the reason I made a giant fake ice cream cone last week. I’m in a band. Bear with me. Last year I did an author event at the Wychwood Festival and LOVED it. This year, I practically begged Barbara, the organiser of the literature bit, to invite me again. OK, that’s … More Could This Be The First Ever Author Band?
“You were so funny!” said a teenager* in some surprise. “You’re like a cross between Michael McIntyre and Miranda!” That was the BEST feedback of the weekend 😉 I love it when people think I’m funny. They don’t expect it. I don’t write funny books, and if you meet me in person, I don’t immediately … More My Wonderful Wychwood Experience!
I am VERY excited to be taking part in the Wychwood Festival this weekend 🙂 No, no, not as a musician – ha! – but as part of the Kids’ Literature Festival. I’ve got two events to do: one informal session on Saturday (tomorrow, eek!) in which I shall be teaching people how to make … More Wychwood Festival, here I come!