April/Ma y 2018

It's 2018 and that means ...

  • it's 40 years since I first published a children's book ("The Custard Kid" A&C Black 1978)
  • this year will see my 300th published book and 150th fiction title
  • the "Horrible Histories" series will celebrate their 25th birthday with lots of interviews and events
  • Latest book releases
Confirmed of diary events include:- 
1 June: Radio Coventey interview 10:15 a.m.
13 June : 'Blue Peter' Time Capsule 2018 shortlisting; TV recording
22 June : 'Blue Peter' 1998 Time Capsule opening (Newcastle Discovery Museum) 
4 July 2918 : Bradford Literary Festival
19 July : 'Blue Peter' 2018 Time Capsule judging (TV recording)
28 July 2018 : Carfest North
11 August 2018 : Edinburgh Festival (public)
27 August 2018 : Edinburgh Festival (schools)
21 October 2018 : Eboracum 'Glorious Georgians' event, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Details on this page nearer the events

To see the latest book releases click HERE


Television productions

To see the latest TV and movie news click HERE 


Theatre

This month I'll be planning and researching five new theatre events

'11th Hour'Educational Theatre tour

A story from 1918 to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 - the Armistice. Two enemied come face-to-face with just an hour of the war still to run

'Sixty-Minute Theatre - Top Ten Dickens Tales'

Following the success of last year's 'Macbeth Curse' tour I'll be working with "Prime Theatre Company" to create a new touring show for 2018
Shakespeare Musical

A large-scale musical for a West End development in 2019


New Media

I'll also be looking at the possibility of producing "Horrible Histories" as Augmented Reality (AR) app for smartphones and tablets. They will be fun history guides to selected cities in the UK


Personal appearances and signings

 

4 July 2918 : Bradford Literary Festival

19 July : 'Blue Peter' 2018 Time Capsule judging (TV recording)
28 July 2018 : Carfest North
11 August 2018 : Edinburgh Festival (public)
27 August 2018 : Edinburgh Festival (schools)
21 October 2018 : Eboracum 'Glorious Georgians' event, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

 Exhibitions

For the latest news on exhibitions click HERE


 New writing this month

In January 2018 there will be an adult novel "Wolf" (about a Roman Werewolf) to accompany the movie I'll be acting in January 2018

A new release for the 4-book series "Master Crook's Crime Academy" is being planned and I'll be editing that along with 'Silver Hand'. That book will be released late in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice at the end of World War I. 


e-books

  • I have about 100 children's fiction titles that are now out of print. I have been working to convert some of them into e-books and make them available to a new generation of readers. In June 2013 I relaunched his fabulous "Tudor Chronicles" historical fiction series as Kindle downloads.
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My massively popular 'True Stories' from the 1990s are also released as Kindle books
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US Sales

Galore Park books specialise in selling "Horrible Histories" in the USA. For US readers go to: http://www.horriblebooks.com/horriblebooklist.htm

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