Monday, 14 February 2011

What a week!

Well, that was a week and a half! Down to London and Waterstones Picadilly to rub shoulders (and occassionally elbows) with the great and good of children's publishing.

It was great to meet up with my friends at Bloomsbury and with some SCBWI pals too. I really need to invest in a camera. Either that or try and keep up with Candy Gourlay as she takes better pics than I ever could!

Julia Churchill from Greenhouse Agency was there too.

After the award we went for a meal and a great time was had by all. It's so amazing to have been shortlisted by Waterstones, I'm still wondering if it all really happened.

And I got to meet Anthony Browne! Ace!

The wonderful Kathy Evans has interviewed me here and you can get to choose what kind of demon you'd be!


kathryn evans said...

Jon the Waterstone's shortlist was so deserved. Thanks for talking to me about The Demon Collectors - but honestly, how many lazy demons?

Sue Guiney said...

A hugely exciting time and so well -deserved. I'm really happy for you, Jon!

Miriam Halahmy said...

Good stuff Jon, how wonderful to get so far with your novel. May there be many more occasions like this one.

Kat W said...

Just been catching up on all your excitement. You lead such a glamorous life these days :-) Congratulations on the nomination.

Hope to see you next week when you're down in Cornwall (aka next door, LOL).

Kat :-)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. :D How exciting for you!!

I'm waiting for the post telling us what a lovely lunch you had with JK Rowling... ;D because that is surely in the cards!


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