Posted: 08 Oct 2013 01:02 AM PDT
Here’s that Sarah McIntyre, relaxing before our event at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival yesterday. (As you can see, she decided to dress down a bit for this one.) We were a bit worried that we wouldn’t draw much of a crowd as we’d been given the graveyard slot – 5.30 on a school night, and at the same time as Patrick Ness, whose signing queue was so long that it had those barriers they use in the check-in hall at airports. But we needn’t have worried. Lots of lovely Seawigs fans came along, the show went well, everyone drew sea monkeys, we sold out of books, and we completely nailed the ‘Eep Eep’ song. Go us!
This morning we signed copies of the book for two fantastic independent bookshops, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping and Company, so if you’re in or near Bath and fancy a signed and doodled-in Seawigs, they have about ten each.
Now I have about two and half days at home before I head off to the Cheltenham Literature Festival for the final (public) stop on the never-ending Seawigs revue tour for this year – at 11.15 a.m. next Saturday (12th October). Catch us if you can!
(Sarah has a much more detailed account of our BathFest adventures, and a lot more pictures, on her own blog…you can also download a tutorial sheet for How to Draw a Sea Monkey here on her website!)