Book launch

My first edition of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends is OUT and available to buy in all of the usual bookshops. Published by Scholastic on 7th October 2021. You can get a personally signed copy from my local independent bookshop Pickled Pepper Books.

My book launch party was held at Pickled Pepper Books and it was a great success with family and friends. It was wonderful to see people in person together. I signed copies of my book and told the story of ‘The Headless Dance’ which is a Cuban folktale featuring traditional Cuban instruments/music, dancing and DEVILS! Everyone joined in the refrain from the story in English and Spanish, shaking my shekeres and singing “bailer sin cabeza” – “Headless dance”

Beautiful ‘Book launch cake’ from Rumbie and Edward Shearer

It was so much fun to bring the story to life and lift it from the page. I really hope children and adults enjoy reading these stories together.