I just had the cutest surprise ping in to my twitter on WBD – I had to look not once, twice but actually three times – it’s true before I could believe that it was a photo of an actual baby dressed up as a SPIRIT BIRD!!!! I was totally in awe of this Mum who had gone to the huge trouble of getting the cover of Asha And The Spirit Bird onto a romper – and then as if that wasn’t cute enough – the baby has little feathers on her/his bottom – apparently s/he wasn’t keen on the beak! Can’t imagine why not! Thank you to the baby for putting up with being dressed up – I am your number one fan!
One of the loveliest things about being an author is that I get to go round to schools and meet some of you wonderful readers of Asha And The Spirit Bird. I started my school visits just ahead of publication so it was totally awesome to see so many copies when I arrived. All of the schools I’ve visited so far have been fantastic. They had some really interesting questions – and thankfully didn’t ask anything I didn’t know the answer to – phew! Thanks guys!
I loved signing all your books, even though I had to concentrate really hard to avoid making any mistakes!
So many exciting things have happened since I last wrote here. For one my book has found its way across the seas and is now being read by my niece in Singapore with her class. Also it has travelled all the way to the USA and my friend Carlyn got her dedicated copy the other day. Carlyn was so very sweet and she sent me such a lovely publication day present. Chocolates, fizz, biscuits and a VERY touching blue cup. In the story of Asha And The Spirit Bird, some horrible men smash her favourite blue cup when they storm into her house and knock it off the shelf. Well Carlyn sent me Asha’s cup – and guess what? It’s all fixed!!!
I also had my book launch which was really exciting. My lovely friend Mel made me a lamagaia!!!! I was stunned. It’s soooo beautiful. I love it. I have more to share about that evening so watch this space!!!