Well, another book baby has been successfully birthed. The launch of my latest picture book with Nicky Johnston, At The End of Holyrood Lane, was memorable, moving and fun for reasons too numerous to mention.
For those who were there to share the joy, those who couldn't make it and those who simply love celebrating the love of kids' lit, this is for you.
Massive thanks to Susanne Gervay for hosting and officially launching this special book for me.
Jacqui Halpin without whose cupcakes the event would not have been as sweet.
My mother and Alena Lemon-Scott for bringing Nicky's visual interpretation of my characters to sublime, vivid reality. Uni and Flick, you rock.
Maria Parenti-Baldey and Dr June Perkins whose affinity behind the camera lens ensures every heartfelt moment is captured, along with some goofy ones to boot.
To the wonderful book shops who continue to support and nurture children's stories and story tellers.
And most especially to YOU. The book lovers, readers, carers, and kids that make up a community of connected souls, whose love for sharing stories is as powerful as mine. I am forever in your debt.