Thursday, 3 November 2016

FIREFLY DAY by Sharon Tregenza

On Saturday the 8th of October at Waterstones in Cardiff we celebrated Firefly Day.

Twelve of the authors published by Firefly Press got together for a day of book readings, events and workshops with the help of PR Megan Farr and editor Penny Thomas.

It was full on with children and parents coming and going - listening to the readings and taking part in the workshops. There was a constant buzz of excitement and thrilling to see the children so interested and involved.

Shoo Raynor
Eloise Williams
Sharon Marie Jones

My workshop had the children doing book-related, word searches, dot to dot, and drawings for small prizes. One highlight of the day for me was when a delighted girl told me her name was Carys, the same as the main character in my book.

The day rounded off with a fascinating talk by a panel of Firefly YA authors.

It was a long day from 11- 5:30 so after the fun and games it was off to the pub for many of us - and that well earned glass of wine.


Val Tyler said...

Sounds like a fabulous day.

Sharon Tregenza said...

It was, Val. Busy and it was fun working with the kids.