No WAIT!! Don't go!!!! Sheesh.
Seriously, this will only take a moment and you can scroll right on down to the toy give-away just underneath this post. Seriously. I promise. It won't hurt.
Anyway, so I sort of have a book coming out. It's called er... yes that's it over on the right... it's called The Green King. It is an actual book and not followed by the letters IPA; it is not therefore a beer. Or a pub. No, it's a children's book in fact.
No no no, don't bugger off quite yet, I'm about to invite you out for a drink. Settle down a moment.
A drink? Yes, I'm launching the Green King, with wine, at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, North London on Thursday October 14th, 7pm to 9pm, which is in no way nearly in a week and I am in no way panicking about it not even slightly. Not at all. So there.
OK maybe I'm panicking a little teensy bit.
Anyway, so I'm inviting you all, yes you! All 2 of you who have read this far... there will be some wine and a few little munchie things (cough cough crisps cough). Yes, my hospitality will be unparalleled. And there will be juice, just in case there are actual children, or people who perhaps want to get up one day.
A bit about the book perhaps: it's aimed at children 8-14 but, apparently, the odd grown up has been known to read it and, shockingly, quite actually like it. Or so they say...
And, if you do know any children of around the right age, you might consider it a wild-card Christmas present? Hm? And in case you're wondering if the child in question might actually like it, here are some excerpts from actual letters I got from a class of 9-year-olds, to whom I read bits of it the other day:
- “I liked your book the Green King I think that it will be a best sellers list” – George, 9
- “When it comes out I am going to buy it” – William, 9
- “Your book is realy good and adventures” – Megan, 9
- “I like mystery books and yours is the one” – Ellie, 9
- “I loved your book it was amasing” – Jamie, 9
- “I loved your book and it was awesome, it was the cind of book that I love” – Reegan,9
- “The whole thing was absaloutly brilliant” – Alex, 9
- "I thought your book was great. I really enjoyed it" – Harry, 9
- a d.v.d. to go with the book"
OK, so I would seriously be over the moon if anyone fancied making the trek up to the shop and downing a few vinos at my expense, maybe even buying the book and making the bookshop happy and, most importantly, saying hello so I can put a few more faces to bloggers.
Oh, and there will be air-kisses too! I go left then right, just so you don't get confused.
Please won't you come? And, er, bring someone?
And if not, the book is available either here on Amazon or from the publisher here or from the link in my RH menu. I'm loving watching it climb the rankings in Amazon - I went from eleventy million to around 40,000 in one day after reading in the schools. Am now back down to 306,000 so help!