Okay, I knew I talked with my hands a bit. But I didn’t realise how much until I saw this interview with Philippa Cochrane of the Scottish Book Trust. But hey, I get excited when I talk about Renaissance paintings, labyrinths, and other Blackhope Enigma stuff.

I was pretty excited to learn that Blackhope was selected for the Online Teachers in Residence Teachers’ Book Group for the new school year (for teachers in Scotland, by the way, where schools are linked together in an online community called Glow). We made the video to give readers a bit of background about the book. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, not least because I got to visit the Book Trust, a place abounding with friendly, book-passionate folks. I got to sit on the couch with the fancy silk cushions, with bookshelves behind me, and be right comfy.

If you know any teachers of 9-13 year olds in Scotland, please direct them to the site. There’s a chance to win one of ten copies they are giving away.