What do you get when you mix five Little Star Writers, one LSW Tutor, tons of sugary treats, and a room full of authors? A launch party, of course!
But this was no ordinary launch party. This was for friend, mentor and downright superSTAR, Abi Elphinstone. We've known Abi since the release of her first book, 'The Dream Snatcher', in early 2015, and have held around 14 or 15 school events with her. She was one of the headlining authors at the LSW Festival 2015, and she even gave us the idea for the 'Writer's Journey' theme. We love hearing about all the crazy adventures Abi goes on to inspire her stories, and could not be more proud to help her celebrate the release of the sequel, 'The Shadow Keeper'.
As well as getting books signed, cheering at our shout-out during her speech, and finding our names in the acknowledgments of the book, the Little Star Writers took great delight in playing 'Author Bingo' - a game where they had to look at photos of (some) of the authors that attended, and then race to see if they could find them somewhere in the room. Some were easier to find than others (Piers Torday, I'm so sorry they stalked you from one end of the room to the other - they can be a determined bunch when they want to be!), and they had great fun getting tips from Abi's Literary Agent, Hannah Sheppard, being entertained by Scholastic Editor, David Maybury, and screaming when LSW favourite, Robin Stevens walked in. Thank you to all of the authors, publishers, bloggers, teachers and of course, Abi, for making us feel so welcome. We had a blast!