It may come as a shock to you, but we love books.
And it's not just books we love, we love authors too!
We love them so much that we've decided to kidnap an author!* And we're forcing her on pain-of-no-cake to write and illustrate her new children's book, right here in The Big Comfy Bookshop. And then we'll film it. Just because we can.
Yeah, that's right, most people who know Michael won't be surprised, but we're actually REALLY EVIL.
So next Saturday (25th June), Captain Claw Paw author Elizabeth Earle is going to be here all day from 10am set up with a pen, pencil, paper and a cup of tea to get her next masterpiece written and drawn out right in front of your eyes.
The shop's open as normal all day, with the added bonus of our Kidnapped Author and you can come along for free, browse the shelves, buy a cuppa and a slice of cake, and chat with Elizabeth while she works. You might even be able to get your own characters illustrated and involved in the story!
The final book will be published soon after and available for sale, where 50% of the profits will go towards Charlie's Beach Hut, a place where parents can take children with life-limiting illnesses for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday. The rest will go towards Charlie's own charity publishing company, Twinkly Star Books, so more books can be made.
More details are over the event page on Facebook.
IN OTHER NEWS, The Big Comfy Literature Festival is all coming together, with more authors lined up and more fun being planned. Before we announce our authors,we'll be hosting some competitions on here, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so keep your eyes for the chance to be the first to find out the news and to win some stuff.
It's looking to be fun summer for enthusiasts of words and things, so make sure you're in the loop!
*Don't try this at home.