Friday, October 25, 2013
And so there you go, the final sessions of CBF 2013 are behind me and what a lot of crazy chickens I've met this year!
What about you, dear reader?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
And so today I headed Meathwards again into the dark rain. Fair play to all of Kells Parochial NS who swam uphill to come and meet me in the library.
As per usual we had a ball with zombie puppies, warrior Jelly Babies from hell, chocolate dragons that die in hot choc volcanoes, musicals about creepers and other beasts, and for the very first time an impressive and spot on sequel called Mad Cap Takes 2. My work here is done!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A creative, crazy, radioactive frog-filled morning in Dunboyne library. We had underpants-themed thrillers, toasted hamsters, fencing, unicorns, moustachioed baddies and a lot of fun. What's more we had fan mail and a huge pack of liquorice. You are total stars and yes I will try and fit you all into my next book. :-)
Friday, October 4, 2013
|Ennis celebrates the win with a good deal of elegance if you ask me...|
|Note the subtly matching colour scheme.|
So it was that I travelled far and wide to meet some smart youngsters from Ennis, Kilkee, Kilrush, Shannon and Moveen this week and what a pleasure that was. We got plenty of zombies, some exploding frogs, Super Kettle Man who used his cord as a whip, radioactive snot, vampire princesses, you name it. I suppose Darren Shan's recent visit probably had something to do with that. :)
Word of the week: "sponsor". That's how one clever chap explained the job of publishers: they sponsor books.
Sentence of the week:
Me: "And so, I started working on this book the year some of you guys were born."
One of said guys: "So we were born to read it!"
Publishers out there, if you're ever looking for slogan-writers, PR people or new reps, you now know where to look for them!
Next week, it's off to lovely Meath. Watch this space!