I have a lot of events coming up in the next few months, and most of them will be about my new book with Sarah McIntyre, Oliver and the Seawigs, which will be in the bookshops very soon – in fact, the OUP Bookshop in Oxford already has a few advance copies (thanks to Iain Emsley for this snap!) and it should be available to pre-order from all good booksellers.
Sarah and I will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday 25th August (with another event, for schools, on Tuesday 27th). We’ll be explaining how Seawigs came about, introducing some of the characters, drawing, singing, flanning about in big frocks (though I leave most of the flanning- about-in-frocks duties to McIntyre) and, of course, signing copies of the book.
Then on September 4th there will be a Seawigs launch party at Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street, London – admission is free and everyone is welcome, but tickets need to be reserved as space is limited.
On Sunday, October 6th we’ll be taking our Seawigs show to the Bath Children’s Literature Festival…
…and the following weekend (Saturday 11th October) we shall be at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
And then on 26th October I shall be doing my Guest of Honour duties at BristolCon, where I expect the talk will be more about Mortal Engines than Seawigs.
So that’s my schedule for the rest of this year. Hope to see some of you at one or other of those places, and if you are there, do come and say hello!