Thursday, 1 April 2010
Well, we're all set up here and ready to welcome you to the Book Maven's 1st birthday party, the only place in town where you can eat delicious snacks without piling on calories and drink lots of prosecco without losing your licence.
I'll be here all day and evening so just drop by and say high.
I won't thank everyone I've ever known but just say that I started the Book Maven blog when I handed over the magazine Armadillo to a new editor after running it for ten years. Rhiannon Lassiter was first my Quark-editor and then my online editor when we moved from paper copies to the Internet.
I wanted to stay involved with trends in children's publishing and also to be able to read the latest books, preferably before publication. But as you know, as Maven I don't just do reviews. The first year has been been bracketed by two trips to the Bologna Book Fair, which gives good opportunities for Mavening - scouting almost.
So that's it. Enjoy the party, spread the word, and if you feel like giving a birthday present, become a Follower!
(My publishers have kindly nominated me for a Blog award and want me to encourage you to vote here:
http://tinyurl.com/yfnpjc4 - there are prizes to be won)