Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas Fairs and Children's Book

Last weekend, I had a lovely time at the annual Hopetoun House Christmas Fair. This is one of the grandest stately homes (partly used in Outlander) and it's a delight to wander through the sumptuous rooms while browsing the stalls, many with original Scottish goods. I always get my priorities right and we had coffee and cake in the stables café first!

This weekend, I took part in the Book Fair in Dundee, kindly organised by author Wendy H Jones. In the event, we didn't get so many visitors but all who came bought from a few of the assembled authors - around thirty of us. It was a good networking experience for meeting other writers and we all enjoyed the day, as well as the cakes and 'help yourself' lunch provided. The light was lovely on the drive through in early morning.

I managed to get my new middle grade children's book, The Pharaoh's Gold, published just in time for the event! It's a time-slip chapter book to Ancient Egypt suitable for around ages 7-11. And here's the blurb and cover:

Ten year old friends, Matthew and Nikki, attend a workshop on Ancient Egypt at the local museum during the school holidays. But when they find and try on Egyptian gold jewellery, they're suddenly transported back to Ancient Egypt.

Then their adventures begin when they meet Nephta, a relative of the new Pharaoh. Someone in her household is planning to steal the jewels from the previous Pharaoh's burial tomb and Matthew and Nikki end up in danger, while their bully of a classmate nearly becomes a mummy.

Will Matthew and Nikki escape from the pyramid in time?

It's available in e-book and print.


Carolb said...

Looks a lovely place Rosemary; thank you for sharing the photos. And well done on the new book.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Carol!

Frances Garrood said...

Beautiful cover for your book, Rosemary. Very good luck with it!

Joanna said...

These are lovely pictures of what sounds like a wonderful weekend, Rosemary. And I love the cover of Pharaoh's Gold - the story sounds fascinating and gripping xxx