Saturday, 26 January 2013
I can now tell you a little more about the tiger event I'll be involved in. The Born Free Foundation is working with the Clinton Partnership and Save Wild Tigers to help raise money and also awarness of the plight of wild tigers. Tiger Tracks will be the world's biggest tiger event and is being held at St Pancras Station, London between 1st-21st March this year. There will be a wide variety of events taking place throughout the three weeks and I am very proud to be part of it. I'm writing a Burly & Grum tiger story specifically for the event and will be reading to children at 11.30am on Saturday, 16 March at Foyles, St Pancras Station. Pat Scullion will be with me to help out, not only with the reading but with some art sessions. We both hope that as well as having fun we can explain to children and adults the importance of trying to save tigers from extinction - there are only approximately 3,500 left in this world and we need to help them before it's too late.
Another important thing that's happened is that I've been contacted by a writer called Jeff Rivera who asked if he can interview me. Being British and therefore sometimes being somewhat cautious I replied - really? Me? You mean me? He's interviewed Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, Jackie Collins, Jamie Raab, Fergie, Enrique Iglesias, Avril Lavigne, Macy Gray, Joel Schumacher, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Jeff Kinney, Harlan Coben as well as 200 others so maybe you can understand my confusion! He's yet to reply back to my message - he probably thinks I'm a brick short of a load!! Reading through his site and also having read his book for children Um...Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down The Toilet he seems like a great person with a wonderful sense of humour so here's hoping it all works out!
Right, I'm just off to the library now to finish off my tiger story. It was either that or vacuum. No contest - writing won! Have a good week everyone!