I am stopping to take a breath after a number of days out in schools and libraries talking to children and their families about The Blackhope Enigma
and what I do.
I had a rollicking two days over Hallowe’en with The Works Festival in North Lanarkshire. The librarians at Bellshill Library were in full costume – and put me to shame, since I was not!
One young artist gave me her maze drawing, complete with dangers and enemies drawn in. I was so taken with this zombie, I thought it should go up on the blog.
Then it was off up to Moray in the northeast of Scotland to tour about with Yeadon’s Bookshop. Their branch in Elgin is wonderful, with not only a great selection of books for all ages, but a stationery section with lovely writing paper, scented inks and wonderful cards. We visited schools in Buckie, Cullen and did events at Elgin Library. It was a lot of fun, as always.
Yesterday I did a day trip to Linlithgow with the excellent Blast-Off Books and we visited two local primary schools. The classes were very well prepared (in Moray too!) and the children asked a lot of very good questions.
The next stop on my “road show” is the Lennoxlove Book Festival on November 20th. More about that soon!