Monthly archives: November 2016

The Northern Children’s Book Festival Gala Day

Northern Children's Book Festival The Great Chocoplot Chris Callaghan

It was a real joy to take part in the Northern Children’s Book Festival Gala Day in Middlesborough alongside so many authors and performers (I wont list them in case I miss anyone and upset them!).

Talking Chocolate!

I had a ‘Sell-Out’ audience (the tickets were free, but I’m still calling it that!) and they were brilliant. They even laughed and clapped in the appropriate places! What more could a guy ask for?

My 'sell out' audience!


Signing books - love it!

I got to chat with readers, fellow authors, sign books and meet lots (and lots) of enthusiastic librarians, booksellers and fantastic volunteers. Click here for a Storify selection of tweets and pics.

A totally wonderful day!

the beautiful view of Middlesborough from my event.

Is Chocoplot the Awesomest Book?

Absolutely thrilled for The Great Chocoplot to be shortlisted in Worcestershire’s Awesomest Book Award!

It’s in the mix with some awesome (obviously!) books. To Wee or Not to Wee by Pamela Butchart & illustrated by Thomas Flintham; The Dog, Ray by Linda Coggin; Captain Pug by Laura James & illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans and Time Travelling with a Hamster.

To Wee or Not to Wee The Dog, Ray Captain Pug Time Travelling with a Hamster

Lots of children in the Worcestershire area will be reading these books over the next few months and choosing their favourites.

The winner last year was Awful Auntie by David Walliams – so they obviously chose well!

It is great to be included in such amazing company. Thank you Worcestershire County Council. It is an honour!!