Monthly archives: April 2016

Seven Stories Event

I have visited Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books – many times before. Not only is it jam-packed with booky goodies and wonderful exhibitions, but it is also the closest bookshop to where I live! How lucky is that!!

I doubt there are many writers and aspiring writers that have wondered through it’s wonderful rooms without dreaming of having their book on their bookshelf, a exhibition of their own or holding an event in the impressive attic space.

The Great Chocoplot Chalk Display    Hello Wembley

Well, this lucky writer has had all his dreams come true. I was invited to give a talk about my book to an attic full of readers. It’s hard to explain just how nervous I was, but the Seven Stories staff (in particular, the incredibly enthusiastic Lorna!) and my lovely audience made me feel very welcome and I even started to enjoy myself!

Who likes Chocolate?   Tongue twisters


Afterwards, some kind people even joined me in the book shop to get copies of The Great Chocoplot signed. It was great talking to everyone about chocolatey things and having a giggle along the way.

Oh No, What Have I Done?   Signing Copies in the Bookshop

Thank you to everyone who came along and to all the staff at Seven Stories. I had a fantastic afternoon!


Book Signing in Waterstones Edinburgh

I had an amazing day on Saturday (2nd April). Not only did I visit the beautiful city of Edinburgh (after a gap of too long!), but I had my first bookshop signing session. Waterstones West End kindly invited me along and provided me with my very own display table and chair!! Although I brought my own ‘support team’ of my wife and daughter to help out!

I spent the afternoon spreading a little chocopocalyptic panic – all in good fun! It was great chatting to readers about my story and sharing the odd bit of chocolate.

A huge thank you to all the staff and everyone who said hello. You all made me feel very welcome and I hope to return one day with book 2 – hopefully!!

Waterstones Book TableDiscussing a Chocolate Crisis    Team Chocoplot