I can honestly say that there isn’t anything better than getting to meet the author of some of your favourite books, it’s an opportunity that i have never before experienced but my mission over the next few years is to meet, talk to and engage with some of the authors of my most treasured books.
When the opportunity to meet Jeff Kinney, author of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books came up i just couldn’t miss it and luckily my parents were keen to go too! 🙂
We live in Coventry and Jeff usually visits England once a year for an event like this so we jumped at the chance to see him. Jeff was going to be at Blackpool Tower in the ballroom to promote his new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down and what a superb event it was too!
I was so excited, i’d never been to Blackpool before let alone met one of my favourite authors. I made a special tshirt for the night, it said “The cheese touch” on the front with a picture of the cheese slice and “is just too much” on the back. I thought i looked awesome!
There were some awesome activities there; you could put your head in Greg’s place in the book and they were making mini Greg balloon models!! They were brilliant!
Not only that but Jeff walked us through his books, talking about how he and Greg were similar and showed us how he draws the cartoons that appear in the book. We even got goody bags at the end of the evening.
After the show had ended i joined the queue to have my book signed by Jeff himself, i didn’t fancy the hustle and bustle of trying to get near the front of the line so i was quite happy to hang back and just tag on the end- well someone has to be last!
Being last totally paid off though as i got to spend a little longer talking to Jeff, who loved my t-shirt by the way, so much so that he signed it for me!!! 😀