November 23 - York Culture Awards
Congratulations to Anneliese Emmans Dean. She won!
Edward Giles's new website goes live introducing his book Those with Webbed Feet.
November 2 - Hugh Loxdale's new poetry website goes live!
12 and 13 August, Shrewsbury Flower Show
If you are in Shropshire in August, don't miss the Shrewsbury Flower Show on the 12th and 13th. Dr Emma Lawrence, author of the children's books 'The Worm' and 'Slugs and Snails', will be there creating a children's trail with the chance of winning a prize.
14 July, Book Launch in The Book Inn, Leigh-on-Sea
Ross Gardner will present his second book - The Greater World of Little Things. At 7-9pm. If you live close by, please join in.
6 July, Lakeland Book of the Year Award 2016
The organisers have invited us to attend as we have submitted the book Walking with Birds by Colin Whittle. How exciting!
8 April, Edinburgh International Science Festival
A funny, fact-filled family show about housefly survival and insect biology performed by Brambleby author and Private Eye cartoonist Mike Barfield, based on his critically acclaimed book SWAT!
NS Teachers' Book Award:
Anneliese's book Buzzing! wins the award in the Poetry section. Congratulations!
Buzzing! author Anneliese Emmans Dean gave me these photos taken during a school visit in Cambridge at World Book Day.
Anneliese Emmans Dean and Mike Barfield will be at the Insect Festival in York, introducing young and old kids to the world of insects, both extolling their virtues...and swatting them!
Letter from a Mike Barfield fan, after Mike had visited a school in Hull and presented his SWAT Show.
Anneliese Emmans Dean with Buzzing and Mike Barfield with SWAT were invited to present their books in a show for children.
17th, Norfolk Bird Fair:
Adrian Riley is signing his book Norfolk Wildlife between 10:30 ad 12:00 at the Norfolk Bird Fair at Manning Hall.
Are you a birder? Or are you a dude? Or are you a "Birduder"? Rob Sawyer tells of the highs and lows of his somewhat hopeless yet always enjoyable bird watching "career" in the UK and explains why he is definitely a Birduder.
David Smith (right), the author, and Hugh Loxdale, the editor, finishing the manuscript African Queens and their kin, ready to be sent off to the layout-team.
December 13: Author Rob Sawyer (Birduder 344) is given the presentation 'What makes me tick' at the Hounsdown Community Centre, Hounsdown, Hampshire at 7:30pm. Should be very interesting and entertaining!
November 4: Royal Society Young People's Books Prize Ceremony in London.
Anneliese Emmans Dean, Nicola Loxdale and Tanya Warren on the left photo; Anneliese amongst all the authors of the shortlisted books, with the winner in the middle (photo on right).
August, Rutland Birdfair:
Brambleby authors Simon Davey (Scilly Birding), Andrew Fallan (Winging it), Bo Beolens (A-Z of Birds) and Rob Sawyer (Birduder 344) ligning up for the book signing session.
July 7: Insect festival at York
Anneliese Emmans Dean signing her book 'Buzzing' and meeting young fans. Author Mike Barfield in a stunning housefly costume, introducing his fun cartoon book 'SWAT-A fly's Guide to staying alive'.
May 17: Royal Society announces that Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean has been shortlisted for their Young People's Book Prize! Fantastic news. Congratulations Anneliese.
March 6-8th: IPG annual Publishing Conference in Oxford