I wish you could have been at my book launch last Saturday! It came hot on the heels of a hugely successful Young Writer session which saw FOURTEEN children turn up! We practically took the Library over! Or so it seemed as I went hunting for more and more chairs in order to accommodate everyone! With all this interest there is but definitely a gap in the market somewhere for Young Writers! I want to get more kids writing. Writing is the best thing in the world. Writing preserves old worlds and creates new ones. It is an opportunity to express oneself. It is the opportunity to entertain, to share, to inspire. And writing out of school is so different to writing in it! I am so lucky to have been inspired and encouraged by a writer I knew as a child who just happened to be my favourite teacher at school. I want to get the word out there. I want kids to want to write!
As for the book launch itself - well - it was totally amazing! I had a lot of people turn up and I sold a lot of books and donated two to the Library. I am now pestering Waterstones to let me do some signings. They are being a little slow off the mark - this is the second time I have had to contact them. But I know they'll pick it up because they support local writers. I just have to pester pester pester!
Cannot wait now to get out there and do more craft fairs, more signings. Let kids (and grown-ups) read My Writer. The magic is in the words!