We’ve had a busy few weeks in Lamby Towers. So busy that it’s taken me until now to write this blog. So here in brief is our news.
1. June 16th – Astronaut Lamby launched to coincide with the anniversary of the first female cosmonaut in space. Our launch event was at Write Blend bookshop and we had a wide audience including children, adults and owls (yes you read that correctly!)
2. June 17th, I went for a meeting with my editor Sue Miller and we found out that Astronaut Lamby is an Amazon Best Seller nestling next to none other than Julia Donaldson in the charts. We did squeal quite loudly at this point and the people in the café were a little bemused. We were also there with Jo Howarth from the Happiness Club to discuss the release of our new book in September. It’s a Mindfulness book for children and we’re really hoping it will help the growing number of Primary School children who are feeling anxious and stressed.
3. On July 2nd, we attended a Writers and Teachers’ Conference at Goldsmiths in London. The key note speaker who also delivered one of the workshops was Michael Rosen. Lamby was so excited to see him and have his photograph taken with him! This conference was brilliant and I came away with a notepad full of ideas to use in my future writing.
4. I’ve been asked to be part of a new venture called Team Author UK which offers much needed support, advice and guidance to Indie authors who are hoping to publish. On the team are editors, illustrators, PR experts, Social Media experts, website designers and tech experts to help with every aspect. I have been asked to provide Creative Writing workshops for anyone who is hoping to write but doesn’t know where to start.
5. Lamby and I attended the Sefton and Lancashire Children’s University Graduation at Edge Hill. We were asked to present the children with their certificates and make a speech. What a wonderfu achievement for them all. The range of activities and talents that had earned credits was truly impressive. These young people have shown they will thrive and succeed as they grow up.
So there, in a nutshell is the last few weeks. So I’m sure you’ll forgive us for taking so long to report back, Lamby’s hooves haven’t touched the floor! Thanks very much for reading and remember if you would still like to order a copy of Astronaut Lamby, here is the link http://bit.ly/AstronautLamby