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.
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 … http://www.speakingvolumes.org.uk/
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. http://madeinnewcastle.org/
On Saturday 4th August an enthusiastic group of Young David fans crammed into CLC Bookshop in Newcastle to hear the latest story in the picture book series. They enjoyed colouring-in and juice ‘n’ biscuits along with the story. Illustrator Amy Barnes and I are so happy that there is a growing following for our little hero. For more on the books and a list of the bookshops that stock them visit www.craftypublishing.com. If there isn’t a bookshop near you you can order directly from the Crafty Publishing e-shop.
I will be reading from my new book, David and the Giant, at CLC Bookshop, Newcastle on Saturday 4 August at 2pm. Bring along your 3 – 7 year-old sprogs. There will be juice, biscuits and colouring. Please share this with anyone you know with children / nieces / nephews/ grandchildren in that age bracket who live in and around the Newcastle area.
If you haven’t yet managed to get your hands on the first two books, David and the Hairy Beast and David and the Kingmaker, they will also be available to purchase on the day, signed by the author. If you can’t make it to the reading, you can buy the books from Amazon and many other bookshops around the UK.
Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the pages from the book: