Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A Marathon and a Half

In the world of children's writers and illustrators, March is like December for Santa Claus or July for
ice cream van drivers.

We are flavour of the month!

Reading The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby at Kensingston Community Primary School
March brings World Book Day and schools of every stripe want a real live author to be part of their bookish celebrations.

So we take to the road in a Mad March Marathon. There's much lugging of cases of books (I love books but why do they have to be so heavy?) eating of dodgy sandwiches on stuffy trains and arguing with bossy satnavs in our cars - but it's all worth it; meeting readers is one of the very best parts of the job.