I’m a firm believer in ‘shaking things up’ a bit and not doing the same old thing in the same old way. This week is no different because in the world of ‘Whimsy Wood’, we have not just one, but two new things going on! The first of these things being a Skype visit to a Brownie Unit, the First Gisburn Brownie Unit to be precise! While the second of these exciting events is a ‘Whimsy Wood’ book being entered into the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Now I have done author Skype visits before. In fact I was fortunate enough to be part of an educational program called ‘Adventure ’15’ last November. Thousands of schools across the world took part and I was invited to visit a number of schools in America, Canada and the UK via Skype! It was tonnes of fun and wonderful to be asked so many different questions about being an author and the process of writing from so many different children. I have never had a Skype visit, or indeed a normal author visit, with a Brownie Unit before and I’m really looking forward to it! The First Gisburn Brownies are based up in Lancashire and since I live in Wiltshire, a Skype visit seemed a great plan. These Brownies are working towards their ‘Creative Writing’ badge and they would like to discuss character creation, which will be heaps of fun! Our Skype session is arranged for Tuesday November the 8th, so I’ll let you know what questions they ask me and what ideas they have about creating their own literary characters! 😃
The second new thing this week is ‘Fearne Fairy And The Dandelion Clocks’, my 8th ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s book, being entered into the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards! Now various ‘Whimsy Wood’ books have been in various literary competitions and book awards, but we haven’t had a ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s book entered into a competition where the winners are chosen by public vote! So if you like ‘Fearne Fairy And The Dandelion Clocks’ then please click on this link:- https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-childrens-books-2016 This 8th ‘Whimsy Wood’ book is in the ‘Middle Grade-Children’s’ category. Once you click on the link, scroll to the the search bar at the bottom of the page and type ‘Fearne Fairy And The Dandelion Clocks’ in. It’s pink front cover will come up. Click on that and ‘vote’ will appear for you to click on. Thanks heaps in advance for this. All of us at Whimsy Wood HQ really appreciate your support. 😉😃📚✨
Wishing you all a wonderfully whimsical weekend!
Sarah Hill, children’S author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.