Dave Pigeon Day Boxing Day

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Sitting in bed with my mug of tea and one and a half jammy dodgers, (the bottom half crumbled in transit from the petrol station to home), and I’m having a moment to think about how incredible the last twenty-four hours has been. Dave Pigeon has received so much support and love already, it really has been the most wonderful celebration …

Happy Dave Pigeon Day!

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The day is finally here! Dave Pigeon is out in the world. Thank you so much for sticking by me on this journey. Your support has meant the world to me and I’m sending you wheelbarrow upon wheelbarrow of virtual love and feathers in return. To celebrate getting to publication day, the very brilliant Ross Hendrick has created the Dave …

Mountains to Sea Festival

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On Sunday, Sheena and I took Dave Pigeon to meet the lovely folk of Dublin at the Mountains to Sea Book Festival. We ran a ‘Dave Pigeon: Art and Story Fun’ event were the children who attended drew their own pigeon characters and created their own pigeon adventure. We met ‘Harry the Pigeon’ and took Dave Pigeon on a terrific …

World Book Day 2016 in pictures (continued)

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Preparation for a monster World Book Day where Dave would meet 270 primary school pupils at The Blue School Sheena and I rocking our Dave Pigeon cape chic Incredible tickets displaying what books mean to the pupils SHOW TIME! An incredible author and illustrator wall made for Sheena and I Signing books! Did I mention our incredible wall? HAPPY WORLD …

World Book Day 2016 in pictures

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Dave Pigeon’s first official outing was to celebrate World Book Day at Garden Suburb Infants School where he met the brilliant Year One pupils of  Lilac Class. In our story building workshop these young authors took Dave on a journey, where he dodged ninjas on the way to the hospital before he was chased out by the doctors and escaped on …

Dave Pigeon COVER REVEAL!

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I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover of ‘Dave Pigeon: How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (most of) Your Feathers‘, illustrated by the brilliant Sheena Dempsey. Dave Pigeon hits the shelves in the UK on 7th April 2016! Find out more here.    

Dave Pigeon is flying off to Mountains to Sea Festival

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Sheena and I are chuffed to bits to be taking Dave Pigeon to the Mountains To Sea Book Festival in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin this March. It’s an incredible line up of brilliant writers and illustrators this year and I can’t wait! We will be running an afternoon ‘Dave Pigeon: Art and Story Fun‘ session on Sunday 13th March and would love …

Feb-bird-ary News

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Just a quick note to tell you all that Sheena Dempsey’s fabulous artwork for Dave Pigeon is now with the incredible design team at Faber and from what I’ve seen so far, it is looking FANTASTIC! And to top it off, it has been incredibly exciting to see Dave in The Bookseller’s Children’s Preview for April. Suddenly, this is all …