The publication day of a new book is an exciting and often long-awaited event for many authors. It can sometimes be several years from the day that the writer first jots down the initial idea to the day the book appears in the shops. There’s planning and plotting and research then pitching to agents and publishing houses then writing and more research and redrafting and editing and thinking about pictures and covers and titles and the blurb. It can take AGES!
So imagine how excited I am today when TWO new books of mine are published! Here they are:
Poems for Pensioners is a book for older adults which I started thinking about over five years ago! The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book is for kids and didn’t take quite as long. I’m very excited about both of these and have been busy drumming up some publicity. My two local papers did a lovely piece for the Pensioner Poems book:
There will be a launch and signing of both books at my local indie bookshop, Hoppers of Malton on Saturday 10th Sept 10am-1pm. They’ve done a cheeky little window display:Hoppers is right in the Market Place in historic Malton in North Yorkshire. If you’re thinking of visiting at the weekend there’s a Food Fair on in the town centre as well.
Finally I received a lovely email from Abigail Savage, teacher at the excellent St. Wilfrid’s RC Primary School in York. I dedicated the Anti-Boredom Christmas Book to them after a fantastic author visit there in 2015. So, there we are: a two-book day – booyah! I hope you enjoy them when you read them.