TAKING MY ELEPHANT FOR A WALK
There's a time when a writer has finished the story, the book is well into the publication process, and you have to start thinking about what you might say to people about it - without setting them off into a bored doze. So, today I visited the great and enthusiastic readers of the KS2 class at BECKWITHSHAW PRIMARY SCHOOL to tell them about my forthcoming book "THE THIRD ELEPHANT". (It's quite different to my spooky stories!) Anyway, the children really cheered me up when they liked the cover and the blurb, and even the piece I read out, as well as being very patient when I explained it wouldn't actually be out till April 2007. Now I'm feeling rather more confidence in talking about this book, so THANK YOU ALL!
But odd to practice talking about elephants and India when the "writing me" is now back win the middle of a longer historical fantasy.