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Big fans at Valley Gardens

We have just finished one of the best two-week tours of all time; the fabulous North East of England did us proud yet again.

Hexham Middle School, Whytrig Middle School, Valley Gardens Middle School, St Columba’s RC Primary School…all amazing places to visit! After our Hexham visit, reported in the last blog, we moved on to the other schools listed above and presented the latest book, Kruschmeister, and the prequel, Scabbajack. The two books proved a  huge success and we had problems immediately in running out of books during our signings. Never mind…son, Simon, stepped in back home and dispatched more books out to our desperate fans.

We’re now back home and reeling from the response to our books. In fact we have just packed and sent out another big

Back to our friends at St Columba's RC Primary

consignment of books to Valley Gardens and Kath and I would like to thank the pupils at this amazing school for their patience and understanding in waiting for their spooky reads. We would also like to thank Vinny Turner at the lovely St Columba’s Primary for their enthusiasm and help in agreeing to put in an order for books subsequent to our visit. By the time we got there we had no books whatsoever! I guess we must be doing something right!

On a lovely day on Thursday 6th October we returned to the Edmund Hillary School in Worksop, not far from our northern base.

Our very own 'mega fan' at Edmund Hilary School

We last visited this school two years ago and had an amazing time. We wondered if this return visit would be as good?  No worries whatsoever! In fact, this visit proved even more amazing. It quickly became apparent that we had not been forgotten and our range of books was firmly established on the bookshelves of the Edmund Hillary School family community. We presented our new book, Kruschmeister, along with the prequel, Scabbajack, to the new year 5’s and 6’s,  and it all went down brilliantly. We returned the next day for a book-signing and were ‘blown away’ by the fantastic response. In fact, one mega fan came along and insisted on purchasing our full range of books and almost needed a trolley to carry the books back home with him. (see pic).

A HUGE thanks to all at Edmund Hillary School for making Kath and I so welcome and having so much enthusiasm for the work we do…this is what really drives us on!



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