Meeting Jeff Kinney in Blackpool

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Author: munchkinmegan

Megan is a prolific reader, having been reading since she was just 1 years old, Megan is never without a book in her hand or her heart. At just 5 years old Megan challenged herself to read 365 books in a year but finished in just 10 months! She has always been keen to grow her library at home and is a frequent visitor to our local library. Megan may have read 365 books in 10 months when she was a pipsqueak 5 year old but she was reading every day before that and every day since! We estimate that she is well over the 2000 book mark and nothing is slowing her down yet! She is a keen supporter of literacy and authors alike. Now she is older she hopes to give her reading challenge a boost by reading at least twice as many books in a year. Megan generally reads several times a day and as her parents we are read out a lot of passages from books!! :-) Megan is a keen reviewer and has decided to share her journey through books with other book minded people. She is also a member of a chatterbooks group where she is given a book (or 3) to read and review for the next gathering. She is confident in her approach to what she has read, what she likes and dislikes, and she has no problem expressing those feelings with other booklovers.

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