Seeing as today is such an important occasion – Cyber Launch day – and the day that Letters to Leonardo is released, I thought I’d do something really fancy and voice record my introduction.
But of course technology doesn’t always co-operate – and the sound was ‘fuzzy’ to say the least – we even had clinking glasses SFX – but they sounded pretty bad too – sort of like someone running over a stack of empty bottles – not pleasant.
So it’s back to the tried and true – words on a page – which really, being a writer, I’m more comfortable with anyway.
I want to start by saying how fantastic it is to have you at my launch – we’re in for a really big day.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
Please feel free to leave comments. I’m going to be online all day (ISP providers permitting) to answer your questions and respond to your comments, so please don’t be shy about leaving me a message.
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WHATS’ PLANNED FOR THE DAY?
We kick off at 10.00am with a word from my wonderful Editor, Sue Whiting, who is going to talk about how the whole process of publishing Letters to Leonardo got started.
It’s an honour to have Margaret Hamilton here today and she is going to be Cyber Launching the book at 10.15am, so charge your glasses and get those cyber bubbles happening.
Also planned are crosses to Robyn Opie’s blog (that’s a blog tour stop) http://robynopie.blogspot.com and to http://teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com for classroom activities and tasks. Young writers can get tips at http://tips4youngwriters.wordpress.comand there will be reviews by YA readers.
To celebrate the release of Letters to Leonardo, Walker Books has kindly allowed me to download a 1st chapter Sneak Peek and that will be available at 10.30am.
There’s a Letters to Leonardo word search, a movie book preview – and so much more.
The elusive Matt Hudson will even be appearing in public to interview me about how I used Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings to tell Matt’s story.
So, thanks for coming, hope you enjoy the day – and don’t forget to leave your comments.
Dee and Matt:-)