Help! I Smell a Monster was published on May 30th and I launched it the same day at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh:
I’ve also begun going into schools to talk to the children about writing and generally being silly. Here’s a fab photo of me in action:
I took Help! I Smell a Monster to some fabulous book festivals this summer!
In June my monsters visited the fabulous Borders Book Festival in Melrose. This was my first ever book festival appearance and I had a great time.
In August I appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of their Schools Programme; I also joined with illustrator Jill Calder to take a group of budding writers and illustrators on the EIBF’s first ever Scribble & Scrawl Crawl; and I had the pleasure of chairing a couple of events during the festival.
I also joined Fife Libraries for a day of events around Fife, including events at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline & Lochgelly Centre.
In September I headed back down to the Borders for the Borders Book Festival School’s Gala Day in Galashiels; then I appeared at Waterstones Dunfermline as part of the 2019 Outwith Festival.
I was part of the brilliant Portobello Book Festival in Edinburgh in October, with a school visit to Brunstane Primary and took part in the Craigmillar Book Festival in November with an appearance at Castle View Primary School in Edinburgh.
My second book, Whoa! I Spy a Werewolf was published on January 9th 2020. I’m launching the next book in the series at Waterstones, Princes Street, Edinburgh on January 28th, 6pm.
You can come and hear me read from the new book at various locations in February: Feb 1st – Waterstones Edinburgh Ocean Terminal; Feb 8th – Waterstones, Dunfermline; Waterstones Kirkcaldy; and Waterstones St Andrews; Feb 13th – Waterstones, Glasgow Silverburn; Feb 15th – Glasgow, The Fort.
I’ll also be howling all the way to Aberdeen to appear at the Granite Noir Festival on the 22nd.