Wexford calls – with a book tour on the horizon!
A wonderful former colleague in the Sunday Independent, who for now shall remain partly nameless but lives in Co Wexford (looking forward to seeing you soon, Eamonn!), mentioned me to Bunclody library... and hey presto!, Executive Librarian Yvonne Smith got in touch straight away through www.spmcardle.com.
When I sent Yvonne my two-page fact sheet, illustrations and a selection of the reviews and publicity so far for The Red-Letter Day, my magical adventure with its 1916 finale, she ordered copies for Wexford’s libraries – and… cue drumroll – also invited me to visit the five branches during Children’s Book Festival in October.
What a stunning county Wexford is, and I’m looking forward to a beach walk or two (if Yvonne lets me off duty for a couple of hours, which of course she will!!).
My first book tour! It’s really exciting, but I’ll feel super-nervous also. Wish me luck…
We’re running a colouring competition using The Red-Letter Day illustrations, with a lovely framed signed book cover or signed book for the lucky winner (perhaps worth something on eBay some day!). I’ll judge the entries on the day – and expect some seriously good efforts to choose from, please!
I’m really looking forward to wonderful Wexford — and very grateful for the support of Yvonne and her colleagues. I can’t tell you how much it means to have my hard work rewarded like this. I’ve always loved libraries.
PS Now the Wexford libraries sales need to be added to Fingal and South Dublin on my fact sheet in SP.PublishINK (the publisher section of this site) – a very good complaint indeed, methinks, and am off to update it, pronto!