Festivals and filming

Thanks to everyone who came to the Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival last weekend. I had a fantastic time, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and chatting to readers.

You can read a full summary of the day from The Reader Teacher.

And here are a few photo highlights.

PG Bell takes us on the Train to Impossible Places 


Sibeal Pounder leads a Witchy workshop 


YA Lit Cardiff with Ruth Morgan and Kristina Perez 


My Storm Hound event was written specially for the festival and I’m glad to say it was a hit!

I love signing books!








Maybe I shouldn’t have stayed up past midnight to watch Eurovision on Saturday night, because it was an early start on Sunday to film some videos for VIP Reading with authors PG Bell and Eloise Williams.

Thanks to Griffin Books in Penarth for opening their shop on a Sunday just for us!











VIP Reading is a wonderful new scheme for schools to encourage reading. The website already has a wealth of resources to download and more will be coming soon. Be sure to take a look if you’re a teacher.

Speaking of schools, I have some spaces available for July visits, and I’m taking bookings for September onward. If you’d like to experience Norse Gods, Mythical Beasts and Sheep, do get in touch!