The Summer holidays are nearly over, and in between arranging Sylvanian Families, watching Cbeebies, and picking lego out of the rug, I've been at a couple of book festivals. Both Hay and Edinburgh were absolutely awesome, and not just because I was talking. My kids loved listening to Ed Vere, Tracey Cordrouy, Steven Lenton, and Nick Sharrat at Hay, and I got to meet loads of amazing people at Edinburgh. There's just one more festival for me this summer and it's at the beautiful Broughton Hall (above). I'll be talking Mabel Jones/ Embassy of the Dead for 7+ and I Can Only Draw Worms for all ages. You can get tickets here. Hooray!