Monday, 25 October 2010

The Ego Has Landed

Well, this promises to be an exciting week. The Ho Ho Ho Mystery is officially published this Thursday 28th October although copies may start trickling into bookstores earlier in the week so keep an eye out.

After the book's release, I'll be doing a signing in Hughes & Hughes bookshop in Ennis on the following Saturday 30th October at 2:00 (that's afternoon not morning - just in case).

If you're around, do drop in and say hello. Hopefully there will be a decent turnout and I won't feel all lonely and self-conscious sitting there on my own!!!! And if you get bored, there's a Costa Coffee adjoining so you can scarper off if you feel the need (I'll probably be there getting my required caffeine intake beforehand anyway)

The library visits in Limerick and Clare were a blast and I had a great time. I'll do a proper write-up once I get a chance.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Hot Off the Presses

And when I got home today, I found these waiting for me. Woot! And perfect timing for the first of my library visits tomorrow.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Coming Soon to a Library Near You

The 20th annual Children's Books Festival kicked off on Friday 1st October with 70+ authors, illustrators, storytellers and performers due to visit libraries, schools and arts centers across Ireland throughout the month.

As part of the festival I'll be visiting libraries in Limerick and Clare. The dates and venues are:

Tuesday 12th October
9:30am Watch House Cross Library, Moyross
11:30am Roxboro Library
1:30pm City Library, The Granary

Three visits in the same day promises to make things a bit hectic but I'm looking forward to it already.

The following week I'll be in Clare:

Monday 18th October
11:00am deValera Library, Ennis
1:15pm Sean Lemass Library, Shannon

Tuesday 19th October
11:00am Sixmilebridge Library
1:30pm Newmarket on Fergus Library

The Ennis visit will be special for me as it's my home town and I remember when the custom-built library itself opened in the mid-70's. It incorporated an old church into the build and was a huge improvement on the old house that served as the library previously.

Hopefully the turnout will be good and if anyone is in the vicinity, drop in and say hi.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

And Harry Pigg Proudly Presents...

I quite like it. So what do other people think?

Monday, 4 October 2010

The Ho Ho Ho Mystery - Sneak Preview of Cover

Harry in the Press

I recently did an article for Words With Jam - an online writing magazine. I touched on how Harry came to be, how useful I found online critique sites and some other bits and pieces that I hoped the readers might find interesting. The magazine and article can be found here but there was such a handsome fellow on the cover I thought I'd include it below...

I was also quoted in an article by Helen Gaynor in today's Irish Independent about the Childrens' Book Festival in October and how modern writers try to connect with younger readers.

As part of the same Festival I'll be visiting libraries in Clare and Limerick during October and I'll post details of times and venues tomorrow along with (drumroll please, maestro) the first public airing of the cover for The Ho Ho Ho Mystery.

Try to contain your excitement.