Edinburgh International Book Fair

I was lucky enough to be invited to present at the Edinburgh International Book Fair. It is a massive and wonderful festival that runs at the same time as the Fringe and other events that comprise the Edinburgh Festival.

My first presentation was part of the wonderful and important BOOKED! programme, which sends authors to other cities so that under-privileged children who might not be able to visit Edinburgh can get involved. I went up to Aberdeen, and had a brilliant time. I hope the kids did too!

It was on the packed train up to Aberdeen that I found myself eventually sitting next to Ross Montgomery, whom I knew to be talking at the festival as well. He is a lovely chap and has written some amazing books. Check out his website. I dare you not to be charmed. (@mossmontmomery)

Marvellously, I found that I could spot seals from the train back down from Aberdeen.

Back in Edinburgh, I was able to see my good friend William Seaward (@willseaward) and his hilarious one-man show, before my presentation the next morning.

The children were amazing – how do they always come up with such unique and surprising questions! Anyway, the whole trip was fantastic, and so was my t-shirt.