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Malvern Book Cooperative Book Signing

I am very excited to confirm that I will be appearing at the Malvern Book Cooperative on Saturday 4th March, signing copies of both books, My Teacher’s a Robot! and my new book My Teacher’s a Spy !

This lovely Independent Book Shop in Malvern will be hosting me from 11:30 – 2pm, this is a little gem of a book store, where not only can you grab the latest instalment of your favourite book but stop for a coffee and some home made cake.

I look forward to being there Saturday and with every copy of My Teacher’s a Spy ! sold donating money to the Motor Neuron Disease Charity I hope we get a good turn out.

 

My Teacher’s a Spy !

I am very proud to show off the front cover of My Teacher’s a Spy ! , this is the updated front cover showing the link up with the MND Association that Austin Macauley and I are doing.

With every book that is sold, not matter if it is paperback, hardback or digital download we will be giving a percentage of the sales to the MND Charity to help them in their ongoing support of MND sufferers and their families.

We are very proud to be supporting such a good cause, the amazing people who work for them, the hundreds who volunteer and the thousands who contribute with either their time, donations or fund raising efforts.

I hope you take time to understand MND, how the Association is helping on a daily basis and how we can support them, thank you.

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My Teacher’s a Spy !! & MND Association Partnership.

With the release of My Teacher’s a Spy !! not very far away I thought it worth updating you with the latest news, this book is dedicated to my late fantastic brother-in-law Jeff Hipwood who sadly lost his life to Motor Neurone Disease.

As part of this dedication I am currently in discussions with the MND Association to work together in a deal that will give a percentage of the book sales to their Charity, we are hoping  this will bring in much-needed funds and also good publicity to help people understand and help with MND.

With Austin Macauley backing us, along with the MND Association we hope this will get in to the public eye and really help raise the profile of MND as well as helping them this year in their mission of helping the children of MND suffer’s.

I hope I can play my part and bring something to the table, I am very proud to dedicate my book to Jeff, he was an avid reader and would have been super proud and very supportive.

I have also agreed an interview with the Gloucester Review newspaper where the lovely Louisa Jones will be writing an article to help us further.

Watch this space as I will update you further as developments unfold.

http://www.mndassociation.org

 

My Teacher’s a Spy !! Update..

Austin Macauley and I have made the executive decision to delay the publication fo My Teacher’s a Spy !! until the end of January next year, we have decided to concentrate on My Teacher’s a Robot ! and give it every opportunity to progress.

With the Waterstones Book Signing coming up this Saturday 8th October 11am – 3pm, we are hoping the publicity from that will help push the book forward, we have confirmation that The Gloucester Review newspaper will be attending on the day which also brings further exposure.

As much as I would have loved to have My Teacher’s a Spy !! out before Christmas I will will bow to the wisdom of Austin Macauley and look forward to seeing it in print early next year.

Waterstones Book Signing !!

After a few discussions we have finally set a date for my Book Signing at Waterstones Gloucester.

On Saturday 8th October I will be at the Gloucester branch of Waterstones signing copies of My Teacher’s a Robot ! which is really exciting, time to start publicising on all media fronts and hopefully we will have a good turn out.

With any luck this will go really well and be a platform for my next book My Teacher’s a Spy !! which is not far away and maybe we could even launch it from Waterstones.

If you are around in Gloucestershire that day pop in and get a signed copy !

Library Visit’s

Well, that’s it all finished after six weeks of visits to Tuffley Library, with nine visits from Grange Primary School and three from Tuffley Primary School I have read to over 350 children from My Teacher’s a Robot !

We did some magnificent Creative Writing and really laughed at the crazy stories we created, the children really enjoyed making the stories even though their contribution was only one line but they thought hard and came up with great lines, the teachers were so impressed.

We also had fun with Creative Drawing, the children came up with some wonderful Aliens that made them all laugh when they were revealed, again the teachers were impressed with their imaginations.

I have really enjoyed my time with Tuffley Library, I would like to thank Elizabeth and Margaret who were very helpful and made me feel very welcome, I hope to see you again in the future.

 

Tuffley Library Visit’s

What a great day yesterday, some children from Tuffley Primary school visited me at Tuffley Library, after hearing me read from My Teacher’s a Robot! a few weeks ago at their school they were pleased to see me again at the library.

We played a creative writing game that was extremely funny and we all laughed a lot, what great, non-sensical and wonderfully thought up stories we managed to make up between us, the teachers could not remember seeing the children so excited about writing a line of a story but their faces when they heard their line read out was great as they all laughed.

The children were absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to get a signed copy of My Teacher’s a Robot! and the books flew out of my grasp as soon as I had signed them.

Thanks to Tuffley Primary for visiting and to Elizabeth at the Library for organising, looking forward to seeing the next class in a few weeks.