We have had the most lovely of afternoons here at Chicken and Frog. Michelle Robinson (children’s author extraordinaire) visited us for a huge chunk of the day, reading stories, singing songs and having a good old chat about the life of a writer.
We have been tweeting each other for a few months now, so it felt like I already knew Michelle when she arrived. I think we share the same slightly quirky sense of humour, which is a good thing, otherwise I am aware that I may just come across as a bit ‘eccentric’.
Children and parents came in and out through the day, to meet Michelle and have a story or two or three…
It was really interesting to find out how the whole publishing system works, especially when you are the author of a picture book. I had no idea about the process that goes on behind the scenes. Just like any job I suppose, if you are not part of a specific industry, you are not always aware of its complexities. I have always admired authors and illustrators hugely (good job too), but now I do even more so.
Michelle has kindly signed lots of her books, so if you didn’t get a chance to meet her today, they are here waiting for you.
A small selection of Michelle’s books. Michelle has written a range of picture books, from board books to hilarious tales of escaping startled elephants.