Dressed upIt’s not often you turn up to a school and find teachers and pupils dressed up as characters from your books! I visited a school in Uxbridge and the first thing I saw were several Secret Agent Mummies and a sabre-toothed banana… Check out Posho Pig and a Dalek, above!

Steve Cole with Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Judi Curtin, Tom DoneganThen at the end of last week I went to Ireland for the brilliant Mountains to Sea festival in Dun Laoghaire. I took part in a talk about tips on becoming a writer or illustrator with Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Judi Curtin and Tom Donegan. It was really interesting to compare experiences!

Steve and Hannah


One would-be writer was Hannah, here. She’s read some Astrosaurs but this was her first try of Secret Agent Mummy!

Next day I did another talk. I was really pleased to find Let Loose the Leopard illustrator Bruce Ingman in the audience with his family, as well as the fab writer-illustrator Oisín McGann!Here I am with Alvie and Ted, who were both very cool.

Steve Cole with fans


Big thanks to Sarah Webb for inviting me to join in the fun in such a lovely location!

Now it’s back to the writing…