Monday, March 30, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Movie

Hi All,

Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is one of my fave books of all time - and the film will be out on 16th Oct - I can't wait. Here is a sneak preview - from You Tube -

It's one of the greatest picture books ever!

Enjoy. Great song too - Arcade Fire I think.

Sarah X

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Video of My Study


A sneak video look at my study - it's never been so tidy I should point out! I cleaned up just that day - so the camera gang wouldn't think I was a terrible slob.

Here's the link: it's from a special primary school website - just click the box -

Hope you enjoy it!

Sarah X

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Visiting St Clare's Primary School on Friday

I'm off to St Clare's Primary School in Harold's Cross on Friday to do a writing workshop with 5th and 6th class. I have been to 16 schools during Feb and March so far and it's been great fun.
I have a trip to Co Mayo next week for 2 days to visit lots of different schools, and then I have to get my head down and finish editing Amy Green book 2 - Summer Secrets.
It's got a brand new cover - a beautiful sky blue background with tiny silver butterflies - and as soon as I can post it here, you'll be the first to see it.
I hope the sun's out where you are too! That truly will bring out the real butterflies.
Sarah X

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Castleknock National School

Another school visit today - Castleknock National School - fab pupils, lovely teachers. I spoke to 4th, 5th and 6th class and once again, they all asked great questions.
Hi to all the gang in there.
Best, Sarah X

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hi to all at St Damien's School in Walkinstown

This is Derek Landy - author of Skulduggery Pleasant - one of my Irish writer friends.

Hi to the gang at St Damien's in Walkinstown. I visited 5th and 6th class this morning and had great fun talking to the boys and girls about writing, books and um, cars and dog breeds!

I hope you all enjoyed it too. I will of course say hi to my friend, Derek Landy for you on Friday as requested - I'll see him at the special Friday 13th event in Eason's O'Connell Street, Dublin. Should be spookily good!

Derek's new book - out in April - is fab - watch out for it in the shops. Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones.

Sarah X

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day to everyone. I celebrated today with Griffeen Valley Educate Together and the gang from Children's Books Ireland - we had a tea party - how fun is that!?

This is a pic of me at the tea party. I'm the one in the hat - I borrowed it from 'Jessie from Toy Story 2' - who is sitting beside me with 'Judy Moody'. All the pupils were dressed up as book characters, isn't that cool?

Sarah X

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hi to all the girls in Rathdown School

I visited a school called Rathdown today - it's just down the road from me in Glenageary. One of the girls in 2nd year - Kate - helps me with my Amy Green books (she's thanked on the first page in fact) and I promised I'd visit her school to say thank you.

The girls were great - very into books and reading. They loved authors like Jackie Wilson, Cathy Cassidy, Sarah Dessen (yeah, I love Sarah Dessen - Truth About Forever rocks!), and of course Twilight, surprise, surprise.

They asked some fab questions and gave me a purple orchid to say thanks for talking to them - sweet. And they asked me back in a few months to talk to them again. Suckers for punishment I say!

I was in Skerries Community College last week - 4th, 5th and 6th class - mixed school this time - and they were also great. 6th year were huge - loads of 6 footers - they made me feel like teeny-tiny woman - I'm only 5 foot something and I'm convinced I'm shrinking.

I do love visiting schools - I've done loads of school visits over Feb - but I'm going back to the writing now - full steam ahead! I have to get the second Amy Green book edited and ready for all you eager beaver readers.

Thanks for all the lovely emails by the way - so nice to hear from you all and I'm thrilled that you like the first Amy Green book.

Keep reading!

Sarah X

(PS special hi to the fellow Harriet the Spy fan out there - I do adore Harriet!!!)