Writing for you kids is so much more fun than writing for adults. Really. I’ve got the bug now. In the last two years I’ve written 4 books and loved every minute of it. If you’re 4 to 7 years-old there’s Here Come The Trolls! (BC Books) and Day of the Trolls! which will be out any Troll Day now!
If you’re a bit older there’s Steve & FranDan Take on the World which is a totally gripping adventure story. The reviews on LoveReading4Kids say it all – ‘I stayed up till 11pm every night . . . Awesome with meaning . . . Checkout: http://lr-assets.storage.googleapis.com/main/uploads/pdfs/misc/kids_reader_reviews/STEVE%20AND%20FRANDAN%20TAKE%20ON%20THE%20WORLD%20%20reviews.pdf
Any chance you’ll be near Edinburgh in August? Please come and see me at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I’ll be reading from the books, chatting, answering your questions and having fun. Be sure to come up and say hello!
Tricky Trolls! Sunday 13 Aug, 1.30pm. and Thurs 24 August, 10.00am
Island Adventures (Steve & FranDan . . .) Mon 14 Aug, 3.45pm
Here Come the Trolls! has been featured on STV, radio and the press. ‘Such a wonderful book . . . such fun . . . cannot recommend it highly enough . . . should be on everybody’s shopping list to put a smile on everyone’s face . . . seems to evoke both Dr Seuss and Maurice Sendak at the same time. Naughty, rather than nasty; magical rather than monstrous.’
The children and staff enthused after our visit to Grange primary P2&3:
‘It was fantastic!’ One of the teachers.
‘The children had a ball and are still talking about the fun they had today. I look forward to hearing from you on the new release of your next book.’ Rosalind Veneroni (headmistress)
Since then Jim Hutcheson (the illustrator) and myself have begun on a series of troll events at schools, book festivals, bookshops etc.