I have had the pleasure of talking to over a thousand school pupil during the 2011 World Book Week. So as you can imagine it’s been a very busy time.
Here’s a picture of me and the guys from Millfield Primary School in Lincoln whom I had the pleasure of visiting and sharing some of my writing ideas with.
World book week is here and I’m fully booked everyday – even going in fancy dress to one school.
As well as that I have a full day on Saturday starting at the Nottingham Branch of Waterstones for a signing from 11am to 4pm, then a train journey back to Lincoln to Sign copies of the book and chat to readers at the Lincoln branch on the high street from 5-7.
Paul Tyler from The Reading Room will be there and I’ve been told that there will be some book giveaways.
The school visits are now in full swing – I would like to say a massive thanks to Old Clee and William Farr for making me so welcome.
If you would like me to visit your school, then pass on the details of this website to your teachers.
The shortlist for the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Awards 2010/11 was announced on the 5th of January 2011 and thanks to you, The Thirteenth is on it!!!
We now have a chance to win.
I will be organising as many visits to school as I can between now and June. If you would like to vote for The Thirteenth and you are aged between 9-14 and go to school in the Lincolnshire area then please go here – and click the green vote button in the top right of the page.
The Thirteenth is listed in the 12-14 age category.
We have done it again! A 5/5 rating for The Turncoats from the ever amazing SyFy Channel. I would like to say many thanks to Lyndsey Cooper for taking the time to read the book and also for such an amazing review.
(This review contains minor spoilers).
Only 6 days left to the Lincolnshire launch of The Turncoats!
We’ll begin at 12pm with a wonderful cake creation from the delicious Kate Elizabeth Cupcakes. So if you want a slice, you’d better arrive early! I’ll be signing books until
3 pm. I look forward to seeing you there.
My signing event at the Grimsby branch of Waterstones was out of this world! Jane and I worked the children’s section as if we had been working together forever, and achieved the Number One position in the Bestseller Chart. Once again, many thanks to all involved.
A big hello to years five and six at Nettleton Primary School and the boys from Carres Grammar School in Sleaford. Hello also to the pupils who came to visit me at Branston Library, and the children from Greenwich House Independent School in Louth. I hope to see you at the launch of The Turncoats at the Lincoln High Street branch of Waterstones.
Finally, many thanks to Jennifer and Sue, who helped organise the library visits.
Well, where to start! Nottingham Signing – amazing! Sold out in 3 hours and hit the top of the Bestseller Charts! So thanks to all the staff, and especially Dan, for making it such a lovely event.
The Lincolnshire launch event date of The Turncoats has been brought forward from November to October 23rd and I’m honoured to announce that the launch will take place at Waterstone’s Lincoln High Street store between 12 and 3pm.
This will be followed by a Midlands launch event of The Turncoats on October 30th, which will take place at the Leicester High Cross Waterstones store, between 12 and 3 pm, just in time for Halloween!
The Thirteenth signing events will take place at Nottingham Waterstones store on October 2nd between 11 and 4pm and Grimsby Waterstones store on October 9th between 12 and 3pm.