I had an interesting comment from a friend yesterday, reporting that my "Ghostly Tale" books were as popular with the boys as . . . wait for it . . . Northern Lights? NO! The "Redwall" Chronicles? NO! Want to know? Blooming CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, that's who! (Actually, in a way, it's great to think of boys reading my books as well as the stories about that majorly popular baldy guy! But not good for the "quality-of-my-sensitive-writing" ego.)
Furthermore, thanks for lovely school visits to the children and staff of Fellisclife & Kettlesing Primary School, N.Yorkshire and Dorchester Primary School, Hull.
Also, for more personal reasons, very special love and thanks to St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Bishops Stortford, Herts, where I spent a wonderful day last week! Thank you to all children and teachers.