At the moment I am reading two books that are very different to one another.
The first is to help me with a new piece of work and is called, The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. I'm not very far in but I already know it is going to be a big story as it is about a young girl trying to survive in Afghanistan under Taliban rule - gulp.
The other is much more lighthearted: My Brother Is A Superhero by David Solomons. Silly book and lots of fun.
I am at the Linton Children's Book Festival TODAY between 12-3pm
Come and find me in the Drop In Zone where I will be:
Running a raffle ticket competition
Playing the Writing Game
Chatting and answering questions
Signing and selling books
To find out more about the Festival including how to get there click on this link:
Information about Linton Book Festival
Remember is all completely FREE!
Hope to see you there.
I'm very excited about it!
This is your last chance to come: Get Tickets Here
If you can't make it to the book launch of Thirteenth Wish (details here: Thirteenth Wish Book Launch) then you can always catch me at The Linton Children's Book Festival on Saturday 19 May.
The Festival is held in the beautiful village of Linton in South Cambridgeshire. The main event runs over two days (Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May) but there are also a number of 'fringe' activities happening the week before.
The Festival aims to inspire young readers by offering a whole range of activities for children aged 2-12 from story-telling, to workshops, and hands-on crafts. The festival is completely FREE and open to all. It really is a wonderful weekend and I am delighted to be a part of it this year.
I will be appearing as part of an author panel, alongside Andy Shepherd (The Boy Who Grew Dragons), Chris Priestley (Curse of the Werewolf Boy) and Jo Cotterill (A Library of Lemons and Electrigirl). The panel is 'All You Ever Wanted To Know About Being a Children's Author' so it should be a fun, audience led activity. Our bit is at 2.15pm in the main hall and lasts for 45mins, but there's loads of other great stuff going on all over the weekend.
You can find out more, including what other authors and illustrators will be coming, by visiting the festival website:
Linton Children's Book Festival
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