On occasion, I'm called upon by forces high above to appear at festivals. I make money from live events (though you'll never see me because I tour schools) and have done ever since Conjuring The Infinite was released. One of my favourite festivals is The Edinburgh International Book Festival. God, it makes me feel important.… Continue reading Adventures At The Edinburgh International Book Festival
Chris Close, the official photographer of Edinburgh Book Festival, has shot iconic photographs of famous authors for years. And he asked me to be his latest subject! The result is hanging up alongside the other author portraits in Charlotte Square! But get there fast because the festival ends on Monday. If you can't get there...here's… Continue reading 3D Me!
The bus didn't turn up this morning. Yes, I can finally admit it. THE FREAKING DAMN BUS DIDN'T TURN UP THIS MORNING! I was nearly in tears at the thought of missing my slot at the Edinburgh Book Festival. So when a First Bus doesn't show up, I've learned to just accept it and though… Continue reading Fun Fun Fun At The Festival!
Hello. I went along to the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday to make good use of my pass. My event isn't until next week but the lure of aubergine salad, tea, and lots of books were too strong a team to resist! Here are a few shots of the day...and there's a cameo from Alex… Continue reading Pass Me The Aubergine Salad!
Hello! I'm working on NORTH OF PORTER because I want to make sure it's the best YA book in the history of YA books, the sort you can't put down, even when you're crossing the road. Lawsuits will not work on me, because the judge and the lawyer will be too busy enthralled by the… Continue reading The Revenge of Kirkland Ciccone!
It's official! I can finally tell you all the secret I've been keeping since November last year. I am officially part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which is something I've always wanted, and it's finally happening! I'll be appearing at the Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre on Wednesday 26th August. 10.30 to 11.30. I am… Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival
I hopped into the Cicconemobile (AKA the train) and made my way to Edinburgh for the Book Festival yesterday morning. The weather was beyond foul and my lovely salmon coloured tweed jacket shrank in the rain. Then, to make matters worse, a gang of football hooligans were causing chaos at Waverley. Hmph. I floated past… Continue reading An Edinburgh Book Festival Cameo