Spring is a bit of a crazy time here. It's all to do with World Book Day. You might think that's only one day, but the events associated with it spread out over a whole month.
Like the other authors and illustrators who do visits, I can only be in one place at a time (though I do my best to be in at least three places at once, most days!), so World Book Day itself gets booked up months in advance. Which is why schools and libraries have to be flexible about the dates and the events spread out on both sides of March 1st.
The season started for me in earnest on Tuesday Feb 21st, with a day at Oldham Library in connection with the Picture This! exhibition, where I met 70 smashing Y3 children from Coppice Infants School in the morning and then did a lecture for local adults in the afternoon.
Between then and Thursday March 22nd I am booked solid, travelling all over the country, with only 3 working days in the studio to catch my breath (I'm even working one weekend).
Apart from that, I guess I'll see you at the other end!