Sunday 3 October 2010


Hi all, and it was an odd summer. A family emergency meant I never made it to Knaresborough to tell those stories after all, and had a quiet time over the holidays.

However, it's action time again. Last Wednesday, September 29th, I had a great time. In the morning I met all the smiling faces in Years 5&6 at HUDDERSFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL, and in the afternoon talked to lots of children at LINDLEY JUNIOR SCHOOL. In the evening I spoke to brave members of the Kirklees & Calderdale Children's Book Group who had come out in the pouring rain.

It was a great day for me as it was the first time I'd spoken properly about my new book A BOY CALLED MOUSE. The novels' officially published tomorrow, Monday 4th October, so I am very excited!

The week ahead is busy, so a happy hello wave to LORD DERAMORE'S PRIMARY SCHOOL near York for Monday, SINNINGTOM PRIMARY SCHOOL near Helmsley for Tuesday, WILTHORPE INFANTS SCHOOL in Barnsley for Wednesday afternoon, and ST FRANCIS' CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, where I'll be on Friday as part of Beverley Literature Festival.