Last week I was invited to the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh – BUT I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO TELL ANYBODY WHERE I WAS GOING! I knew that Slightly Jones and the Case the London Dragonfish was going to be shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards – BUT IT WAS A DEADLY SECRET! Tiny tartan-clad assassins would come and throw haggises at your windows if you breathed a word … Terrifying! But at last the announcement has been made and I am free to go WHOOPEE and dance like Fred Astaire in Leila’s post yesterday. Well, go whoopee, anyway.
To find out how your school can get involved in the Awards, and see some more pictures of the day, go here to the Scottish Book Trust – though there’s something wrong with that group photo. I mean, am I REALLY that short?!
(And if you’re feeling strong, there’s even a video of me looking like a rabbit in the headlights. Keeping the secret was tough, but it was A DODDLE compared to getting videoed!)
Once more with feeling – WHOOPEE!!!!!