PRINTING DAY ARRIVES!
On Tuesday 4th Dec, the most exciting thing happened. It was the day I have been eagerly anticipating, the day my debut novel, Asha And The Spirit Bird, was due to be printed.
Chicken House being the amazing publishers they are, invited me along to watch the process. It was incredible. A little like being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but here it was all about the books. You could smell the ink as you walked onto the printing floor and the thought that in a few moments it would be my words on the machines, filled me with such delight.
There was a point where the long reels of paper made a sort of bridge over my head and whizzed their way at top speed to their next stop, like a printing roller coaster!
Christmas definitely came early for me when I was presented with my finished novel literally hot off the printing press. I couldn’t have hoped for a more stunning shiny cover. Seeing my name in print with the most perfect of colour combinations was a dream come true!
Huge thanks to the team at CPI books, especially to Kevin who looked after us wonderfully during the day.
You can share in my excitement by watching this short film
Hope you enjoy!