On Friday March 14th, I was in Cardiff for The Biggest Book Show on Earth on Tour (!), a brilliant event organised by the awesome #WorldBookDay team. I took to the stage alongside fellow authors, Laura Dockrill, David Melling, Daniel Morden, Dan Anthony and Angie Sage. The venue was the rather spectacular Reardon Smith Theatre at the National Museum Cardiff. We had two great audiences of local school students and it was a huge buzz being part of the World Book Day proceedings again. This was my first time up on stage for a while and my very first time talking about ALLIES & ASSASSINS as well as VAMPIRATES. I talked about where the idea for each of the sequences came from – and given that the idea for ALLIES came from meeting an inspirational Welsh librarian, it felt entirely appropriate that my first event to promote the book should take place in Wales. It was also great fun to perform the VAMPIRATES shanty again 😉
It was exciting to team up with such a diverse and inspirational bunch of authors and terrific to meet the young students. I was especially appreciative of the crew from St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School, who presented me with a fab 3D poster all about ME. Thank you Ben, Arron, Matthew, Olivia, Luca, Tara and Leoni!