This morning for World Book Day I spoke to Ian Britton of Premier Radio about my love for books and whether or not it’s ever too late to start reading for pleasure. The pic is of me last year on World Book Day at Knop Law Primary school, reading David and the Giant.  Click here to hear the 3 minute interview.

Speaking Volumes video

OK, so I’ve been overlooked for the Bafta’s yet again (I shall forgive them this oversight and vote for Judi Dench) but I have managed to wangle a cameo appearance in a promotional video for Speaking Volumes. If you look very carefully at the beginning you will notice my book ‘David and the Giant’ being read by the lovely Rosy Lozinski and her mother Laura. Rosy’s older sister, Lizzie, who was at school at the time of filming, is one of the Young David Books’ biggest fans. Also in the video is my pal and friendly local assistant bookshop manager, Justin Dummer. I’ve been proud to work with this charity of the last year. Check it out, perhaps you could get involved too …

Reading at summer market

I will be doing a reading of David & the Giant at the Made in Newcastle Summer Market at Trinity Centre Cafe, Gosforth High St. on Saturday. You’ll find me at the children’s craft corner doing readings at 12 noon and 2pm. Between then I’ll be signing copies of the book. So if you missed the reading at CLC last Saturday, here’s another chance to come along and get your copy! Hope to see some of you there.