For some years now Solva Woollen Mill have been a fantastic supporter of my work. They not only sell my books, they also work to sell signed copies of the books online and post to anywhere in the world. They also do fantastic book launches for me, like this one for Song of the golden Hare.
Something About a Bear is being published in October. Cat Walk ( the book that is probably closest to my heart) is being published in September. Solva Woollen Mill will be holding a joint book launch for both publications on 24th September ( with pre publication copies of Something About a Bear on special early release from the warehouse) 4 pm – 7.30pm.
September is a beautiful time to visit Pembrokeshire. It is quiet. There are still seals around and porpoise. The weather is usually brilliant and the sea as warm as it is going to get. If you can come do come. Bring a bear. It will be a grand occasion, and much fun will be had.
The launch will be from 4 pm-7.30pm, so you can come straight from school or have a quick bite and then early evening trip to the Mill.
There will be a chance to pre-order both books form Solva Woollen Mill, and even if you are coming to the event it is a good idea to pre-order so that Anna has some idea of numbers. We only ran out of books one year! As ever, an incentive to do so, for each copy of Something About a bear ordered or bought on the day from Solva Woollen Mill the buyer will get one ticket. ( One ticket, one book) Each ticket will go in to a hat and when the draw is done the winner will get this small painting ( 8 x 14cms) of Mary Bear’s Little Brother. He’s a Spectacled Bear from South America, a short faced bear.
For all pre-orders of Cat Walk there will be a ticket to win a rare print of the front cover photograph signed by me. Again, one ticket per book and Solva Woollen Mill will ship anywhere in the world. They now have a facility on the website that allows person messages to be added.
It has been such a busy year for Frances Lincoln. There are now 4 mini books available ( just small versions of I am Cat, Lord of the forest, The Snow Leopard and Ice Bear as well as note cards and notebooks.) Best of all are the wooden jigsaws, made in the UK by Wentworths.
Have a browse around Solva Mill’s website if you can’t make it to the launch. Anna has a wonderful eye for beautiful things. And if you can come be sure to bring a bear so that we can get a photo of Mary with as many friends as possible. Mary has a growing gallery of photos of ‘Mary with…..’ and becomes more famous with every day. Her recent appearance in in The Guardian online is her attempt to help save libraries by getting as many people to join as possible.
Please share this post, spread the word about the launch, and leave a comment on this post. On the day of the launch I will pick a comment at random and send the person one of the mini jigsaws from Wentworths and a few postcards and bits and pieces by way of a thank you.