June 25th, 2011

little friend

Look what I found for 50p at Deptford Market yesterday! Isn't he a lovely chap? He sat all afternoon on the edge of my laptop, gazing serenely at me. I have named him Marcus and I am hoping he will be my storybook good luck cat.

Because we all need a bit of good luck when it comes to getting the word out about our books. But I was pleased to see yesterday that The Bookseller gave a shout for my book coming out on September 1st with Gillian Rogerson, You Can't Scare a Princess!. Fingers crossed for this one! It's bursting with silly pirate-y goodness. (Or badness, I should say. They're still pirates, for all they're so silly).

(Hopefully you'll be able to find You Can't Eat a Princess! at your local indie bookshop (best option!), or you can pre-order the hardback or the paperback on Amazon, or Waterstones: hardback or paperback.)

Edit: Did you see this amazing trailer for the French edition of fellow DFC Library book, Mezolith by Adam Brockbank & Ben Haggarty? Wow!

(I found out about it over at the Super Comics Adventure Squad website.)

If you're in Oxford on Monday, this 4:30 event with Philip Reeve, creator of Mortal Engines, Here Lies Arthur, Fever Crumb, Larklight, No Such Thing as Dragons will be fab. Check Philip's blog for details.

stitched science at london science museum

**Only one more day!** Get on over to London's Science Museum to see the amazing STITCHED SCIENCE exhbition, organised by my super-yarnstorming studio mate Lauren O'Farrell (aka Deadlyknitshade on Twitter) and her sister Natali O'Farrell with marvelous contributions by the fab folk at Stitch London. Details here!

Here's Lauren being interviewed about the exhibition. Hee hee, alien eyeball tiaras are just so dang useful! (Here's a free downloadable instruction sheet if you'd like to make your own... scroll down to the bottom of the page.)

I posted some photos earlier of this great crocheted skull and you can just about make out here a bunch of viruses and antibiotics at war in a boxing ring... very, very cool.

A stitched section of brain affected by Multiple Sclerosis (much enlarged):

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