Thursday, 26 April 2012

Shrewsbury Bookfest Award

Had a FANTASTIC time meeting everyone at 
Thanks all the children who voted and took part organising the Bookfest. There were 600 children at the ceremony,it was quite a "do"!I can't actually believe that the kids voted for Tom Gates as the shortlist was top notch, so just be in with the other authors was pretty bleedin brilliant. 
I Met Fiona Dunbar (Divine Freaks) and Rose Impey (The Get Rich Quick Club.)who were both lovely and great company too.
Here are some pictures from the day.
Did that really just happen? Wow...
Rose Impey and Fiona Dunbar
Me saying "thank you" (very much!)

The lovely LARGE B&B.
Gorgeous stream and
pond in the garden.
Hannah from Scholastic and
Marcus who compared the event
and wrote and performed
poems about all the books.
Dinner with the organisers and authors.
On stage with Marcus asking questions.
Children all performed
extracts from ALL the books.
Giving a sort of speech.
Which book is the winner? 
Dinner with everyone
the night before.

The BIG theatre.

Breakfast in the B&B.   
Children's artwork for
a book cover COMPETITION.
The standard was VERY high.
Grumpy Tom by Joe Jones

How good is this?

I'm checking...
but I think this is the Mayor!?
The other authors books.

I got a lovely plate!
Rose and Sophie Peach who
organised the event
along with her team and did a
FABULOUS job. Thanks Sophie.

Signing stickers on the train home.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Been writing, writing, writing, the last month. So not much time
for blogging. I'm a bit rubbish at everything when I'm writing.
I get a bit anxious until I have the whole book roughed out.
Nearly there! I'm off to Shrewsbury Book Award Bookfest today.
So here's a quick rundown of some of the creative stuff that's been happening. Tom Gates is now in 18 different countries! Russia and Canada the latest. Which is amazing. Went to a great Hen do where we made fascinators and then the wedding too. 
Which was really lovely.
Here's just a few pictures of what's been going on. Will blog about Shrewsbury later this week! 
Lily's Easter Egg drawing
My Tom gates nails for my events.

Easter Bunny game

Easter Egg Hunt in the garden

Sharing the eggs!

My fascinator! I made
at the hen do.
Lucy's Hen do at Drink, Shop, Do.
Lucys Mum and Aunt in Gilbert Scott Bar St Pancras

Lucys Hen do. We all turned up matching.
Waterstones in Picadilly
made a display with my drawings
Tom who ran the Brighton Marathon in 3:16... amazing!
Lily made this FANTASTIC bag
I made a stand
up sign for waterstones and
spelt Brilliant wrong..DOH.
(They added the extra i.)

Rory and Thea who have been
singing on a Tom Gates Dogzombies song
"Delias a Weirdo". Watch this space!

Adam, Zoe and Lucy

Nick and Lucy looking lovely.

Relaxing in Fawsley Hall gardens.
Me and Mark at the wedding.
Easter treats!