Tuesday, 12 April 2011

“Please can you sign my book?”

I'm having a book launch at

The Reading Shop, The Parade, Oadby, Leicester 
at 11 am on 16th April.

The books are in

 A Children’s History of Leicester  ISBN: 978-1849931496
And they've put some of my Bathtime Rap books in the window display too

All we need now are some visitors to make my book launch a really fun morning... or is it? My pen is feeling nervous. It’s watched other authors signing books, their pens moving with a flash and a flourish and the signing is done. So why can’t my pen do the same? It seems to get tongue-tied (nib-tied?). It has no trouble when I write a manuscript. It works perfectly well when producing a covering letter. It even enjoys signing the contract but it has never managed to grasp the art of book signing.

So if you come along to the book launch (and I do hope you will) don’t forget, when you’re ready to have your book signed, to please go easy on my pen. It may be feeling just a little nervous.



  1. I hope the launch goes well and lots of people turn up for it.

  2. Thanks Luana.

    Hi Rebecca, I'm sure it'll be fun no matter how many people turn up.

  3. It seems pen needs to get over itself and start signing! Congratulations on your launch. I hope it was a foot stomping success.

  4. Oh my goodness, I'm so happy for you. Congratulations on your launch. Tell your pen it has to "buck up." (Wish I could be there)

  5. Many congratulations on your book launch Ros. Hope lots of people turn up and that you enjoy the day. Love Karan X

  6. Thanks Ann.

    Hi Manzanita, I wish you could be there too. Wouldn't that be great!

  7. Thanks Karan, I'm trying to pretend that it really doesn't matter but...

  8. Congratulations on your launch! I hope it is a great success, I'm sure it will be. :)

  9. Hi Ros .. I'm sure there'll be some little luvlies awaiting you with their pens at the ready .. it'll be fun - enjoy ..

    Great to bring history to the youngsters of the borough .. cheers Hilary

    PS see your post 29 March ..


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