Archive for April, 2014

Why Aren’t More Organisations White-Labelling Our Writing Workshops?
Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

I’m delighted to have been asked to go into a school in Preston, to deliver one of our Creative Writing Workshops, in early June.  I’ll be working with 31 KS2 Year 5 and 6 pupils and what’s really exciting about this is that the teacher has picked elements from the three different workshops that we [...]

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New Options Added To Befana Drama KS2 Creative Writing Workshop Portfolio
Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

A second full-day, exciting Creative Writing Workshop option for upper KS2 pupils, with an optional follow-on day, has been launched by Gianna Hartwright, author of The Befana Drama series.   The workshop is an ideal follow up to the Befana Drama Creative Writing Workshop 1, but can just as easily be a stand-alone option for [...]

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Author Of Children’s Book Mirroring Real-Life Dognapping Case Expresses Delight At Dogs’ Return
Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Author Gianna Hartwright has expressed her delight at the safe return of the five Chihuahuas stolen from a home in East Yorkshire in a crime reminiscent of those detailed in her children’s detective novel, Caught Napping.   The five Chihuahuas included a Crufts champion and their theft led to a nationwide search for them, as [...]

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Children’s Magical Fantasy Book Launches Backed By Kids Writing Competition
Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The thrilling new children’s novel from author, Gianna Hartwright, is launching in the UK this week, following its unveiling at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and its appearance in the PubMatch new title showcase at London Book Fair.   The launch of The Befana Drama 2: Capriccia’s Conundrum is being accompanied by that of a [...]

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Extending the Catalogue!
Posted on: April 20th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The latest news from Gianna Della Luna should really relate to our existing catalogue and particularly Befana Dram 2, so I suppose we should start by saying that we are ramping up the marketing activity behind that title in the UK now, having allowed Bologna and London Book Fairs to pass by, along with the [...]

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Banking On A Better Bank Holiday
Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

This weekend is going to be one of really pushing on with book distribution, promotion and, of course, writing now that the new and very different book is underway!  I’m going to have a lot of quality time, as they say, so shall have to make the most of every minute of it.   The [...]

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Latest News: From Buongiorno to Auf Wiedersehen
Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Things have been incredibly busy at Gianna Della Luna over the last month.  Firstly we were getting ready for brilliant Bologna, doing all the pre-pre like shipping the books (even hand-delivering them to Sheffield!), then contacting publishers, media and others, to make them aware of our stand and then, of course, heading out there for [...]

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A Change in The Wind: Looking For Integrity
Posted on: April 13th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

There’s been a change in the wind (as they’d say in Pirate of the Caribbean) at Gianna Della Luna this week. For far too long, we’ve been waiting for someone to finally decide to come on board and steer the ship. Now, it’s a case of paddling one’s own canoe and how that new drive [...]

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Frankfurt & Fiction + Interesting Developments
Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

  This has been a very interesting day for The Befana Drama series of books, but I can’t divulge most of that, other to say that we now have the 3 children’s books on the incredible attractive PubMatch, highlighting the rights availability and full details.  I can also say that the new developments were what [...]

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Two Days (Nearly) At LBF!
Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

I wasn’t even intending to go to the London Book Fair, as it was so close to Bologna and necessitated more time out of the office: thank goodness I changed my mind!   The decision to attend was actually taken in Bologna when I was in my hotel room browsing the London Book Fair info [...]

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