It was wonderful to be a part of Devon Book Group‘s third birthday celebrations in Dartmouth.
Book lovers came out in force in the mizzle and drizzle to hear from six writers (myself included) to visit and browse the local bookshops (Dartmouth Community Bookshop and Dartmouth Bookseller) It was also National Book Shop Day #bookshopday so an extra reason to get together to chat and eat cake.
Ian Hobbs, the founder of Devon Book Group organised a great morning promoting Devon’s writing talents and honouring the hard work libraries and indie bookshops do to promote reading and a love of books. The was a treasure hunt and raffle too!
If you’re ever visiting Devon I’d definitely recommend finding out if there’s a Devon Book Group gathering near you and if you’re based in the South West and haven’t yet joined the buzz, why not?!
To celebrate the publication of my Maverick early reader with Sophia Touliatou, ‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ I thought I’d share a little bit about how the new book came about since early readers can be something of a mystery to authors.
World Book Day shines a spotlight onto the subject of books and reading all over the world and this year I was lucky enough to spend the week with a large array of children and adults, many of them dressed as their favourite book characters!
I made a day trip to North Devon yesterday to see RHS Garden Rosemoor in all its beauty. I also got to see firsthand the hilarious Professor S .Tory, as part of a series of space themed workshops and activities running throughout August.