That’s a wrap for 2017…

I have now downed tools for the year.  As I do it seems appropriate to look back on a tremendous year.  Here are just a handful of the stand out moments.

In 2017 …

I became a father to Verity Beatrice Kirk who is now looking forward to her first Christmas.

I visited the United Arab Emirates and Guernsey to tell my stories including The Twits.

I spent a summer with a 100mph Dog.

I worked with The Literacy Trust in Swansea and presented a book award in Bolton.

Its been a very busy year and 2018 looks set to be even busier.  Many thanks to my family (particularly VBz and Lauren) for their continued support, to the many libraries, schools and festivals who made 2017 so special, to Jeremy Strong, David Higham Associates and Casarotto Ramsay for entrusting me with great stories, to Dan McGarry, Joseph Attenborough, Rebecca Hutchins, Paul Valentine and Dan White for helping me tell great stories and to you for reading this blog and coming along to my events.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.