Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Feature in Localink

The October issue of York's Localink magazine has just dropped through my door, with a feature about me and my books...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Books in York Library

York library have bought a set of my books for library stock. This is great news, people often ask me at school fairs if my books are in the library.

Bookings for Christmas fairs are still coming in, it's going to be a busy season. But before all that kicks off I'm hoping that October will be the month to get on with my next book - the next in the Doodle series.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book signing

A sunny day for the finale of my book launch at Wigginton School today. I sold 3 books, but handed out lots more bookmarks and got a contact for a possible signing at Wigginton Farm shop nearer Christmas.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Finale of the launch tour...

Tomorrow I've got the finale of my book launch tour, with some bargains across all my books. Customers can take advantage of 'direct from the author' low prices.

But I'm Not Sleepy is dedicated to the fine tradition of the bedtime story, and tomorrow I'm hoping to send as many books as possible, home with people to share and enjoy as their bedtime story.

So if you're in the area come along and say Hi. I'll be at Wigginton School in York 1 - 4pm for their autumn fair.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Prices reduced

I've reduced the prices in my online shop in the hope of getting more direct sales.

Dates are still coming in for Christmas fairs, and I've still got the last of my launch tour events coming up on Saturday at Wigginton Primary school autumn fair.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Internet... help or distraction?

Yesterday I was without internet connection for the whole morning... what do I do now? I thought. I Know I'll write an article, so I had a productive morning without the internet. I was pleased when the connection returned in the afternoon though so that I could zap my article off to its intended magazine.

Monday, September 14, 2009

windswept at the book signing...

I sold a couple of books at the summer fair yesterday, it was quiet, but a good afternoon, if a little chilly by the end. Here I am getting windswept...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The next date on the launch tour

I'll be in Kelfield for the next date in my book launch tour on Sunday afternoon. It's an outdoor event - an end of summer fair with Look What Mum's Made, on Riccall Lane, so I hope the weather stays good...

It's not all glamour though - yesterday I was catching up on spreadsheets and stocktaking... ahhh!!

But before I get totally bogged down in admin, and forget why I started writing in the first place... I got my manuscript out for the next Doodle book. It'll be getting a rewrite and illustrations, so plenty of work still to do before it's ready to take it's place next to the other books in the doodle series.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A morning in Knaresborough

Well I didn't sell any books at Knaresborough bookshop, which has never happened at a signing before. It's a really good independent bookshop, and it was a pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning, but the few customers who did come in were after specific books, though one woman said she might call back for one...
My books are now in stock in Knaresborough bookshop, so hopefully they'll catch somebodies eye.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Second signing of the launch tour

I'll be in Knaresborough Bookshop tomorrow between 11am and 12 noon on the second stop of my book launch tour. Please come along and say Hi if you're in the area.