I had the most exciting day today at Forum in Barrow-in-Furness at the “Buzzing about Reading” festival. I was flattered to be invited and was delighted to meet the three other authors joining me. It was great to catch up with Russ Brown another local author (Daisy the Donkey’s First Fare) and to meet Damian Harvey (History Heroes and Robbie’s Robot etc) and Stewart Henderson poet and broadcaster-very illustrious company. Gary Bridgens a showman and entertainer introduced the festival and then we held workshops individually!
I had a great time meeting pupils from Walney, St Bernards, Furness Academy and Dowdales as well as younger children from Greengate Juniors and Lindal and Marton too. We had a great time signing books and children went away with some fabulous prizes including signed books, Kindle Fire and other goodies.
It is hoped that this event will be the first of many and certainly it did give us all a “buzz” about reading!