Saturday, 25 April 2015

A weekend of talks

I don't know about you, but I love going to author talks.

Last weekend was the Cambridge Literary Festival -  a great chance to take a little break from writing (the third book of the Secrets of the Tombs book is keeping me pinned to my desk) and to be inspired by some fabulous authors.

On Friday evening I went along with a friend to see Mary Portas, who was very funny and talked movingly about her childhood. Saturday morning it was a real treat to see the wonderful Judith Kerr - author and illustrator of classics such as The Tiger who Came to Tea, Mog and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

Next came a lovely lunch with fellow writers and illustrators - all members of SCBWI.  What could be better than catching up with all our news over delicious food at a sunny window table?

Friday, 10 April 2015

More winners . . .

The first three people to send in the correct password to enter the Special Investigations Team area on the new look Adventure Island website were Jed, Hannah and Max. Well done to all of you. A signed book of your choice will be winging its way to you shortly.

If you were too late to enter the competition, why not have a look at the Adventure Island website anyway. You could send me a comment on Jack, Emily, Scott or Drift's blogs or something for the reader page. At the moment there's a survey running to pick Mrs Loveday's silliest saying!