Six months. Yes, I repeat, six months. That’s a big fat half year since Princess BMX wheelied her way into the world. I’m saving all the words for book two, so here are some of the highlights in pictures.
It’s launch day and I wake up to find my social media streams full of BMX riding authors.
And then the reviews start to come in. Princess BMX is a Guardian Book of the Month!
Like that wasn’t exciting enough, I got to see my book on the shelf…
And on the table…
And in between a blog tour, signing books and chatting to booksellers, I celebrate with friends and family and take Tyson on holiday.
September was all about my #BeMoreBMX tour. Thank you to the wonderful booksellsers and librarians who took me out to meet readers.
And thank you to all the friends and family who came along to help me celebrate at my belated Biscotti themed Book Launch Party.
October leaves fell but Princess BMX soared.
I appeared at the Rochdale Festival of Literature and Ideas where I met the fantastic Mrs Wylie…
Who brought me some very interesting letters from my book pen pals.
November meant more school visits and I had my very own display in Salford libraries…
And I appeared at the Chicken House Roadshow with the fantastic Dan Smith and James Nicol.
I celebrated Princess BMX with SCBWI friends at the Mass Book Launch at our Winchester Conference…
Where I also won an Outstanding Contribution award.
And before I knew it, December was here and it was time for Christmas cheer with writer friends at Gladstone Library.
There was also some Christmas craziness with my Book Pen Pals.
January has been a mixed bag, with lurgy and tax returns and other boring stuff. But there’s still been time for fun…
So, yes, it’s been a mad six months. The camera has only captured the good times, but there were also wobbles and falls and moments of extreme debut fear. Thankfully, I had my SWAG friends to keep me on the BMX track. (Shame I didn’t have a shot of us all xxx)
And then there’s been you guys: family, friends, bloggers and other writers cheering me along the way. I can’t thank you enough. You are all extreme BMX!