Archive for February, 2014

English Author To Take Books About The Befana To Bologna Children’s Book Fair!
Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

An English author is heading to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (March 24-28) with two brand new children’s books that feature a figure called ‘Bef’ based upon Italy’s Befana! Gianna Hartwright launched her book The Befana Drama last October in England and has thrilled Italian families living in the United Kingdom and also America and [...]

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A Berth Going Begging
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

It’s become evident lately that they thought it was all over when it came to Christmas – but it isn’t now!   Those who knew little about the Befana Drama seem to have thought it was a one-off children’s book with a Christmas theme that would fizzle out come Christmas Day.  Those who listened knew [...]

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Fleetwood’s Contribution to My Quest For Global Recognition
Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

  Who’d have thought that Fleetwood would have played such a part in the developments of the last year, the creation of Gianna Della Luna, four books out in the market since May 2013 and the amazing launch-pad that awaits at Bologna.  Not me!   Without the inspiration of someone I met in Fleetwood, none [...]

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Link To New Book Trailer
Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The book trailer film for Befana Drama 2 was uploaded to YouTube last night and has met with some good response today, even though I’m still a little disappointed with it.  However, that could just be my mood, or my high expectations and I should bow to the opinion of others       On [...]

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New Arrival, New Trailer, New Goals!
Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Today’s another milestone in Befana Drama history – the new proofs of Capriccia’s Conundrum have arrived and look fantastic!  I am very much in love with this book, I know, but the cover’s exactly how I briefed it, the text looks great, the plot is fabulous … if it doesn’t one day make me rich, [...]

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Latest News: How To Get An Early Copy of Befana Drama 2
Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

We are expecting the first printed proofs of The Befana Drama 2 on Wednesday February 19, after which we shall be ordering a small number of books for the trade show stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.  A book order will not be placed for general sale until April, other than for pre-orders from [...]

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Ripe For The Picking!
Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

This has been an amazing week for The Befana Drama series, due very much to the people I’ve met who have top and tailed my week & all the other things that have happened out-of-hours in between!   I started my week meeting someone who has lots of experience in the field of licensing and [...]

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Children Staying At Lakes Hotel To Be Gifted Poulton Author’s Book This Half Term
Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Poulton-le-Fylde author, Gianna Hartwright, is spreading the love of reading this week by ensuring children staying at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere have something special on their pillow.   A signed copy of Gianna’s book, The Befana Drama, will be in the rooms of all families staying at the four-star hotel during the [...]

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Full Synopsis of Befana Drama 2!
Posted on: February 8th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Capriccia’s Conundrum is another adrenaline-filled, magical adventure for children aged 9+ featuring the wonderful Bef and her friends and foe, with some characters from Befana Drama 1 and some amazing additions to the character list!  It has a dynamic that’s a little darker than Befana Drama 1, while still retaining touching moments and episodes of [...]

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Creative Writing Workshops Looking Brilliant
Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Exciting additions for our Brilliant Befana Bag and Creative Writing Workshops arrived today and it must be said that it’s all looking very brilliant indeed, even before I raid a box of toys that’s been knocking around for years waiting for my son to deal with it! Some schools have already latched on to the [...]

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