This weekend authors and illustrators smarten up their characters, brush their whiskers and make sure they have sandwiches for the journey, before packing them off to the Bologna Chldren’s Book Fair to seek their fortunes.
Then they wait by the phone for news…

This year, as well as established characters, we are sending someone brand new who hasn’t been out much alone before. I’m all butterflies and high levels of hopeful excitement.

For writers and illustrators, publishers and rights teams and agents, in Bologna itself or cheering back home,
GOOD LUCK to us all!