I was very lucky to be asked to be part of this year’s Kinder-KrimiFest in Munich – a city-wide celebration of crime fiction for children, run by Munich libraries!
This was the first time I’ve visited Germany to speak about my books, and so I was very excited – and quite scared as well. It’s always hard to know whether what I write about will translate into another language, and whether readers will really get excited about my books – and so I’m always excited to discover that they do!
I had a wonderful time in Munich. Everyone was so welcoming, and the city is absolutely beautiful. I want to send a huge thank you to Frau Wittl and the other librarians who hosted me, to my amazing publishers Knesebeck Verlag and my translator Nadine Mannchen, and of course to everyone who came along to my talks! I worked with Theresa Hanich, an incredible actress, at each event, and I couldn’t have managed it without her – mein Deutsch ist sehr schlecht, and so she read my book extracts in German and explained what I was talking about!
Some of my favourite photos are below – if you want to see more about what I got up to, follow my Instagram account. It was a wonderful trip, and my Spring 2019 events have begun in style!