Half Term Happenings

Happy Bonfire Night!
There's so much going on this half term week it's hard to know where to start! There's Halloween in the middle, of course, and then Bonfire Night - although not officially until the Monday after half term, most of the events will be taking place at the weekend.

Bonfire Night is my favourite event of the year, after Christmas, with Halloween not far behind!

And this half-term, there are some Adventure Island related events too. On Thursday 1st November, I'll be taking part in the Blue Smile Stories for Smiles event at Waterstones in Cambridge. It's a children's reading marathon over two days, with lots of local authors taking part, all to raise funds for the Blue Smile charity which provides counselling and therapy for pupils in schools between the ages of 3 and 13. 
Find out all about it here.

the bear who guards the entrance
 to the Sedgwick Museum

And then on Friday 2nd I'll be giving a talk at the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge as part of the amazing Festival of Ideas - hundreds of free talks in Cambridge over two weeks, on just about every topic you can imagine. The title of my talk is Shady Shenanigans and Dastardly Deeds - I'll be talking all about ideas for the crimes, secrets and misdeeds at the heart of the Adventure Island books - just right for the halloween week! The talk is from 3 to 4 pm - come along if you can - here is all the information about it.

Hope to see you there!