"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Brothers McLeod to illustrate 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops'
This is all very exciting. I can confirm that the lovely Greg McLeod, from Brothers McLeod, will be doing the illustrations for my 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' book. BAFTA nominated illustrator Greg and writer Myles have been directing animations since 2000 and have worked with BBC, Tate, RSC, ITV, MTV, Channel 4. Here's Billy Shakespeare!
I did a little dance around the bookshop this afternoon when Hugh [my lovely editor] sent me the email [ok, it was a big dance, not a little one]. You can find Greg and Myles on Twitter over here. I leave you with an animation of theirs. [Make me a cup of tea someone, please! English breakfast, milk, no sugar. Thanks!]
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. Her new book, 'The Bookshop Book' is forthcoming autumn 2014, and she is currently writing her first novel.
Forthcoming autumn 2014 (click for details)
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.
Wednesday 15th October 7:30pm: Waterstones Castle Street, Norwich
Chat about 'The Bookshop Book'
Tickets are £6 or £4 for concessions and loyalty card holders, with £3 redeemable against a purchase of the new book on the night. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday 29th October
7:30pm: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry.
Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA
Audience Q&A and signing.