By eairving, Jun 28 2017 10:10PM
It's just over a week now until my new book, The Matilda Effect, is published and I cannot WAIT for it to be out in the world. I've already started on the publicity campaign to get the word about the book out there. Here's me at a school visit last week in Richmond, talking to pupils about the idea behind the story.
12 year old Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So when she doesn’t win the school science fair, she’s devastated – especially as the judges didn’t believe she'd come up with her entry on her own. Because she's a girl.
When Matilda shares her woes with her Grandma Joss, she's astonished to learn her grandma was once a scientist herself – an astrophysicist, who discovered her very own planet. Trouble is, Grandma Joss was also overlooked – her boss, Professor Smocks, stole her discovery for himself. And he's about to be presented with a Nobel Prize.
Matilda concocts a plan. They'll crash the award ceremony and tell everyone the truth! So begins a race against time - and against Matilda's strict mum and dad! - on a journey through Paris, Hamburg and Stockholm, and on which they encounter a famous film star, a circus, and a wanted diamond thief...
Sounds good, huh? Even if I do say so myself!! It's probably my most favourite of the books I've written. (And I'm not just saying that!)
Watch this space for more info on visits and exciting things ahead...