Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A Word From Michael Coleman...

A big hello to everybody involved with the Bolton Children's Book Awards!

I was delighted to hear that The Howling Tower had been shortlisted and am eagerly awaiting the big Awards Ceremony. I'm even looking for a tie to wear, which shows you how excited I am!

The Howling Tower was great fun to write, as were the other two books in the trilogy, The Fighting Pit and The Hunting Forest. By the end I was quite sad to say goodbye to Benjamin, Mops and Spike. I was even sorry to say goodbye to some of the bears (but not Inspector Dictatum)!

I'm looking forward to meeting as many as you as possible when I come up to Bolton in June. In the meantime, though, I'd love to discover what you thought about the book. If you enjoyed it, I'd love to know why. And if you didn't like it - well, I'd like to know that too. Honest!

With very best wishes - Michael Coleman