George and Xiaolong’s chums at the Tower

Meet the ravens of the Tower of London in this BBC profile – along with the Yeoman Warder lucky enough to look after them – the Ravenmaster, Chris Skaife. Ravens_005 and

*gasp!* First run SOLD OUT

cropped-cover-dragoni-cropped.jpgI’ve just spoken to the publisher, Mona, and she had this amazing news. Less than a week after launching the dragons at Bookfest, the whole of the first print run (3,000 copies) is sold out! The book is already being reprinted…

Congratulations to the Booklet Fiction team – I’m amazed and delighted. Onwards and upwards!

James Patterson knows…

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Come to Bookfest this week at Romexpo, Bucuresti, and find amazing books! (Come and discover my new book, too, at the Booklet Fiction stand. I’ll be there on Friday and Saturday.)

My first customers!

Here are Luca and Nadia, proving that it’s never too early to fall in love with books… With thanks to Fairy Bookmother and family friend, Alexandra Craciunoiu.

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Alexandra introduces Luca to his first book. He doesn’t look 100% convinced so far!
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Nadia absorbed in the story of George and his dragon

Book of the month!

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Yes, the dragons have that wonderful label… the publisher’s book of the month!! Doesn’t that sound nice?

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The dragons have landed!

1493367447ni_pe_cerul_Londrei_C1_3DMona, the publisher, called me this evening to tell me that she had a copy of Dragoni pe cerul Londrei (Dragons over London) in her hand – just back from the printers! She’s thrilled with it and everyone at Booklet Fiction loves the book and is very excited about it’s future, and potential world domination…

I don’t think Hagrid’s Norwegian Ridgeback has anything to worry about quite yet, but of course we’re all hoping that Romanian kids will enjoy the story of George, Xiaolong and the naughty British dragons for years to come.

So the big event news: the official launch will be at Bookfest in Bucharest on Friday 26th May – just over three weeks away. Eeek! (as George would say).

bookfest logoHere’s the Bookfest website – the list of exhibitors will be posted soon so you can check where Booklet Fiction’s stand is. I’ll post the news here as soon as I know, too.

At the moment I’m due to be ‘on stage’ at 12.00 hrs and again at 16.00 hrs, and there’ll be stuff happening and maybe one or two prizes to be won. I’ll confirm times nearer the event – just in case there’s a change. But come alone, and bring kids!

How to order your dragons

The book is rolling off the printing presses as I write! And Mona, the publisher, told me in secret (!!!) that the initial response from teachers has been very enthusiastic. In fact she said (even more secretly) that the Dragons are top of the list of forthcoming attractions…!!  (apologies for all the exclamation marks – I usually hate them – but it is very exciting to hear this kind of thing from one’s lovely publisher!!!!!!!!!!!)

Okay – I’ve calmed down.

Several friends have asked how they can get their hands on a copy, so I thought a quick post was in order. The quickest and easiest way to order, is from the publishers themselves.

booklet fiction logoBooklet Fiction’s order line is:

021 430 30 95 

And very soon I’ll post any other details about ordering.

There will also be news of events – book signings, readings, writing workshops, and more. Dragons are coming to town… your town.