Archive for January, 2014

Befana Drama 2′s Cover Unveiled!
Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Hold on to your broomsticks, as Befana Drama 2 will be flying into the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, along with Befana Drama 1, to hopefully be one of the books international press are talking about (especially as the books are based on an Italian character).   Today’s the day we reveal the front cover, which [...]

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All Booked Up For Nation’s Biggest Literacy Week
Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

I love it when a plan comes together and I may have spent a chunk of Christmas doing it, but a formula is certainly working and providing a whole new world of opportunity for the Befana Drama brand.  As someone actually said today (though I made it a bit more politically correct on Twitter) “a [...]

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A Little Tomte Foolery – Thanks To a Boy In Hatfield!
Posted on: January 26th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Eighteen chapters of Befana Drama 2 are now in the bag and what excitement in each and every one!  Another six to eight are scheduled, as a maximum, according to how the plot pans out and the storyboard changes in the writing process.  But today’s writing has been particularly satisfying and the roots of that [...]

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My Bologna Boot Camp, La Bella Figura & Barbed Wire Dresses!
Posted on: January 25th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

I started what I’m calling ‘Bologna Boot Camp’ a few weeks ago and I’ve now added new components to it, as we countdown to the biggest children’s book fair in the world. So let me explain about its bootcamp.   Now, I’ve been a studentessa of Italian for quite some time and, while I may [...]

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Update On Plans For Bologna
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Plans for our book launches at The Bologna Children’s Book Fair are really gathering pace and more meat is being put on the planning bones too.   Two months today, a flight will touch down in Bologna and I will hopefully be transported by someone or other to the Hotel Cosmopolitan, which offers me a [...]

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First Viewing Of The Synopsis of Befana Drama 2: Capriccia’s Conundrum
Posted on: January 19th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

As children across the country have been quizzing us about the sequel to The Befana Drama, ‘Capriccia’s Conundrum’, and as the book is now coming along so exceedingly well, we have delight in posting the first appearance of its synopsis here on the Gianna Della Luna site. Hopefully, this encompasses the plot of this amazing [...]

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Brief for Book Trailer: The Befana Drama
Posted on: January 19th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Brief for Book Trailer: The Befana Drama   1)   The book trailer should either focus on The Befana Drama or on both The Befana Drama and its sequel, Capriccia’s Conundrum, or a pitch for 2 trailers can be considered.  Background to the plot of The Befana Drama can be found at www.thebefanadrama.com     2)   [...]

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65 days to go!
Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The race is on to get everything ready for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, where we will be introducing The Befana Drama brand to the Italian and worldwide publishing community for potentially the first time.   We’re hoping eyes will light up when attendees see our Befana figure standing out boldly on the special display [...]

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Why You Should Treat Your KS2 Pupils To An Author Visit or Creative Writing Workshop
Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Despite having won 23 awards, met some fascinating celebrities and lived a little bit of the high life during my years on this earth, nothing has made me happier than receiving this feedback from the children at a school I visited in December.  Hopefully, we can encourage more schools to allow their KS2 children to [...]

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We All Need Someone To Lean On
Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

I’ve had a really uplifting moment tonight, but it’s one that’s made me cry, but also one that’s finally made me share someone’s awful health news with a friend who I know would want to know.   Do unto others as you would want to have done to you, or words to that effect, is [...]

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