I am very excited to announce that I have been commissioned to write many children’s books for the Children’s publisher, BlueDot. BlueDot are based in France but write and publish children’s bilingual books, Eng/Fr.
I will be working with an amazing team of editors and illustrators to put together some books that will explore subjects such as ‘the environment’ and ‘the family’.
I was honoured to appear with my latest book, The Slow Superhero at Europe’s largest Children’s Book Festival; Bath Kids Lit Fest.
Bath Children’s Literature Festival – where books and stories come alive!
Bath Kids Lit Fest was ecstatic to reveal its varied and vibrant programme for its 10 day celebration of books, which ran from Friday 23 September until Sunday 2 October. Europe’s largest stand-alone children’s book festival welcomed household names, debut authors and a host of illustrators to Bath for an exciting line-up for all ages.
A return to Bath of much-loved national treasures Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson; TV comedian Rosie Jones, award-winning writer Elle McNicoll, former CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell, the current Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, well-known entertainers turned successful children’s authors -David Baddiel, Julian Clary, Richard Ayoade and Dermot O’Leary– as well as and Emma Carroll, Patrice Lawrence, Antony McGowan, Hannah Gold, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Katherine Rundell who are all releasing new novels, are among the many who appeared alongside me at this year’s festival.
I was asked to appear at the BBC Radio Bristol studios for a LIVE interview about my books and author journey and it was amazing! A huge thank you to the tea who work tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure that all guests are looked after beforehand. Also a big thank you to the presenter, Steve Yabsley who really managed to calm my nerves through a very relaxed conversation.
Today I travelled to the wonderful bookstore – Hunting Raven Books in Frome. I performed an author reading for the first of their Sunday readings. Such a brilliant time reading and speaking with my young audience!
I had the pleasure to present The Heavy Bag to an audience in the beautiful children’s bookstore, Tales on Moon Lane, in China. I spoke about my author’s journey and my Chinese translator, Bella Zhang, performed a theatrical version of the Chinese adaptation to the audience.