Last night, a clutch of slightly apprehensive authors faced the press, librarians, book buyers and bloggers at a comedy club in central London to talk about their new books, and I was privileged to be amongst them, talking about The Chocolate Factory Ghost.
It was a bit nerve-wracking, as we had a five minute time-limit to talk. It felt like were on the Dragons’ Den TV show, but the Bloomsbury Kids’ Fiction Showcase was thankfully filled with friendly, supportive people.
My general aim for these kind of events is ‘don’t look like an imbecile’ and I think I did ok. It was nice chatting to everyone afterwards too.
Here’s a couple more pics from some audience members:
Great to hear about these brilliant books coming out this year from @PugandLadyM @davidoconnell @ComedyCampbell @Sibealpounder at @KidsBloomsbury Book Showcase pic.twitter.com/9ZQb9Fo90d
— Lisa Beverley (@lisbeverley) February 21, 2018
An amazing evening at @KidsBloomsbury with wonderful, great, fab, gorgeous,funny authors @afharrold @joanna_simmons @davidoconnell @Sibealpounder @mpowerswriter @PugandLadyM @James Campbell and @Katherine Rundell
Thank you ❤ pic.twitter.com/spRKNz8c06
— Georgiana Martincu (@GeorgiaRLB) February 21, 2018
Me with Katherine Rundell, James Campbell, Mark Powers, Laura James, librarian Georgiana Martincu, A.F. Harrold, Sibéal Pounder and Jo Simmons.
Thanks to the good folk at Bloomsbury for organising a fun evening.