I've got a few trips out over the coming weeks and months, so thought it might be useful to let people know about them. If you live nearby and would like me to sign your book, draw you a skull and crossbones or tell you a pirate yarn, pop along. I may even have my pirate hat on. Or I may be dressed up as (a well-fed) Ming the Merciless!
Chester and Wrexham Waterstones visits will now be 6th April at 11.30am in Chester and 2.30pm in Wrexham (the perfect time for a dental appointment, some might say).
24th March: Waterstones, Llandudno at 11.30am, with reading, doodling and waffle (followed by scoffing fish and chips on the promenade!)
27th March: Waterstones, Altrincham at 11.30am, followed by Waterstones, Manchester (Deansgate) at 2.30pm. Back to the Duddle family seat in Manchester! My great grandad made clogs in Salford, don't you know....
30th March: Waterstones, Cheltenham at 10.30am, for some reading, doodling and signing.
6th May: Shrewsbury Children's Book Festival. This one is almost local for me, just a little drive from the wet Welsh hills. Although the last time I drove to Shropshire in my Morris Minor, I suffered a full brake failure on the Wrexham bypass! EeeeK!
26th May: Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye. I shall be reading 'The King of Space', maybe a pirate book too, and doing some scrawly drawings. If you like books, Hay is brilliant!!
3rd August: Camp Bestival, Dorset. I'm going to be dressed as a pirate whilst reading one of my pirate books in the Dingly Dell. I may also be swaying with the crowd at Richard Hawley. You could probably play 'spot-the-pirate-hat', but no doubt there'll be a few pretend pirates wearing them too.
There are a couple of other things that might happen later in the year, so I'll update this post as soon as I know!