Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Phoenix has Launched

Heffers Children's Bookshop in Cambridge - one of my very favourite places - very kindly hosted an event to celebrate the launch of The Phoenix Code, the first book of my new series, Secrets of the Tombs.

This is my new book . . . it's only nine days old! If it were a human it would be in nappies!
Lots of lovely children (and their Mums and Dads) came along. I read an extract and talked about some of the legends behind the mystery - incuding the benben stone and the bennu bird. We dined on magnificent Egyptian-themed cupcakes (a big hit;  thank you to Sarah Jameson Creative for making them so beautifully) and Egytpian hisbiscus cordial or karkade (I'm not sure that this went down quite so well - mainly because it was pink and everyone thought it was summer fruit squash or Ribena and got a bit of a surprise when it wasn't that at all!)