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Llandeilo Lit Fest – Come Along & Say Hello!

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The Bank Holiday at the end of April will soon be here, and with it comes a new & exciting event – Llandeilo Literature Festival!

Starting on Thursday, 27th April, there’ll be lots of events to enjoy – readings & book signings, and discussions, including an amazing session with Jasper Fforde, author of the ‘Thursday Next’ series, & Jodi Taylor.

Many of the events are free, but for those that are ticketed, booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Find full details of the programme and how to book here: Events

The festival ends with events on Sunday 30th, and with so many wonderful places to eat and gorgeous independent shops to browse in Llandeilo, what could be a better way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend? If you love books – it’s the place to be!

Oh, and I’ll be doing a FREE session on Saturday, 29th @3pm in Eve’s Toyshop. Details here. I’ll be reading from my new book St David’s Day is Cancelled and from my other books too. And I’ll be generally having fun and making a fool of myself with sound effects and silly hats! Bring the children / grandchildren along – or if you’re interested in writing for children yourself, drop by for the session and have a chat afterwards. I’m always happy to talk about writing!20140821_145759-MOTION

And along with lots of other local authors, I’ll have a table in Llandeilo’s Civic Hall during the day on Saturday, where I’ll be selling signed copies of my books. I’ll be very happy to chat about all aspects of writing & getting published in Wales, too. Doors open at 11am – so please come along and say hello!Cwmbran WHSmith

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Marvellous March!

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What a month March has been! The Welsh Books Council chose ‘St David’s Day is Cancelled’ as their book of the month which was absolutely fantastic. Then St David’s Day  kicked things off (thank goodness it wasn’t cancelled!) with World Book Day hot on its heels – there’ve been  interviews for S4C  & Showboat TV, promotions & lots of fun school visits. And I was delighted when my new book was spotted in Waterstones, Cardiff – I’m so happy to be surrounded by Allan Ahlberg, Enid Blyton, Roddy Doyle, Horatio Clare and Jill Tomlinson on this table!!

PUBLICATION DAY!! St David’s Day is Cancelled

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1st February is publication day for St David’s Day is Cancelled!!!

I have lots of book signings lined up for half term.

Will there be Welsh cakes? Wrth gwrs!

I’ll be at:

 

 

Llanelli WHSmiths on Saturday, 18th February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aberystwyth Waterstones on Monday, 20th February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cardigan WHSmiths on Wednesday, 22nd February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Carmarthen Waterstones on Friday, 24th February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cwmbran WHSmiths on Saturday 25th February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come along and say hello!

St. David’s Day is Cancelled!

I’m so excited about my next book St. David’s Day is Cancelled! The wonderful illustrations by the brilliantly talented Huw Aaron are all in place and the book is almost ready to be printed. It’ll be published in time for St. David’s Day – which hopefully won’t be cancelled! – and I’ll be on a book signing tour(!) during February (more details on this page soon). I’m looking forward to it already.

I can’t reveal the cover just yet, but here’s a sneaky peek at the title page and Huw’s illustration of Nia.

And here’s a bit about the book:

When their headteacher, Mrs Right – who’s most definitely wrong about some things – decides to cancel St. David’s Day, the Seren Wen newspaper team know that with just a week to go they have to act fast. They need to get the whole school to put on the best concert ever. But can they do it in time? And will anyone want to help them?

Can they save St. David’s Day?