Totally literary submergence

Posted by kate Poels on Thursday, April 16, 2015
What a week it has been, what an incredible, exciting, slightly surreal week.  I feel as though I have been swimming on a tide of children's literature since Friday when I jumped into the FCBG's annual conference feet first. If someone was to draw a cartoon of my world at this precise moment it would show a large pool of books with me in the middle wearing one of those 1950's flowery bathing caps with a chin strap trying to master the back stroke.  
In the past week I have talked books with Kate Wilson of Nosy Crow brilliance, sat next to Pippa Goodhart at a seminar, hob-nobbed with my personal inspiration Pamela Butchart and even sat next to Frank Cottrell Boyce at a gala dinner.
Not to mention the countless other wonderful librarians, teachers, authors and book lovers who filled the Lincolnshire hotel for three days.
As if that wasn't enough for me I then went to London yesterday with my brilliant illustrator friend, Tamalia, to see what the London Book Fair was all about.  Well, unsurprisingly, it s all about books!! I had a lovely chat with the gorgeous Nosy Crow team (I'm not stalking them, honestly...I just happen to love their ethos and find the team a very lovely bunch!) and also met Julia Eccleshare to thank her for some superb advice she gave me a couple of years ago when Zachary Mackerel was a mere embryo.
So that is my week....so far.  Today I am revisiting the LBF as I have a meeting with an agent and then I think I might need to have a lie in tomorrow! 



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