We had a great set of events at this year’s Wigtown Spring Weekend with a range of authors and storytellers dropping in to our shop in Scotland’s National Booktown. Amanda Sunderland brought along her little dog who inspired her first book for children – Wee McAsh to the Rescue. She’s now busy creating another adventure for the miniature dachshund who will be joined by new characters Paisley Pug and Pinchy McNip.
We were delighted to meet Perth based writer Pauline Tail who travelled to Wigtown to talk about her plans for a follow up to her charming book The Fairy in the Kettle. Children were excited to see a kettle just like the one that fairy Leona Rose lives in.
Storyteller Sandy McKnight captivated the largest audience of the weekend with his dark tale of Wheedleneeps the Brownie inspired by local folklore. Shalla is currently creating illustrations for this story of a Brownie who is made to take responsibility for his actions after several animals are blamed for taking crops from the farmer’s field. We plan to bring out a little edition of this book later this year – we’ll keep you posted.