Kids from Class 3 at School 169 check to see how they feature in Dalia’s Pet Detectives, at Bookfest
Booklet Fiction’s cat, who was both Winston and Dalia’s cat Onyx.
Kids from Federico Lorca school learning about Dalia and her pet detectives during Bookfest 2018
Following on from Bucharest’s spring fair Bookfest, I wrote the cover feature for OZB magazine.
I plan to write more, to give an airing to various aspects of Romania’s book world – not just to give readers a better idea of how much value they get for their 40 lei, but to spot opportunities in the publishing world and to highlight good practice and book world stars. What do you think of the article? I’d love to read your candid comments.
‘My’ stand at Booklet Fiction, Bookfest 2018
Cats were the face-painting theme of the day
That’s the plan… I should be with the Romanian Cultural Institute on 10th April to launch their LBF event at 1pm in the Olympia venue – and again that evening at Waterstones Gower Street. Have a look at the event link here.
But will I make it? I’m waiting to hear from my housesitters, due to arrive in Romania today to look after my animals while I’m away. But there’s no word tonight, and I’m feeling very twitchy…
What happens if they don’t turn up? Do I leave the animals untended, to be fed by neighbours? Do I not go to London? What would you do?
Beautiful TV presenter Ioana Mihalca and her expert crew came to see me in Magura last month, and made a charming 8-minute film from their afternoon’s visit. They also talked to my neighbour Roxana, and my friends from Zarnesti, Dan and Luminita Marin.
The resulting film was broadcast on the show Bonton at the end of November.
What do you think?
Never give up on a story because you think it’ll never be published!
Have confidence in your writing and put faith in your characters. Free your imagination!
Only launched at Bookfest last Friday, the initial print run of Dragoni pe cerul Londrei (Dragons over London) is already sold out! Congratulations to the Booklet Fiction team, who have had to nudge the printers for a swift second print run after only six days…
Thanks to children, parents and teachers for showing such enthusiasm for George and his dragons that 3,000 copies of the book have walked out of the door in less than a week!