Watford Waterstones Event

Meeting fans at my Watford Waterstones event

I had the first of my August Waterstones events yesterday, at Watford Waterstones. It was one of the quieter events I’ve done, but that’s quite nice sometimes because I get to chat more in depth with the children who come to an event. There were a few little girls who made special trips for the event, and I got to introduce Isadora to a few new children. We did colouring, and ate star-shaped biscuits kindly provided by my mum.

Watford display and star biscuits
Part of the Watford Waterstones display and the star biscuits made by my mum

It’s always particularly touching to meet young people who have really connected with Isadora Moon, when they make special trips to come see me. I love creating my characters and worlds just for my own enjoyment, but it’s a wonderful bonus when other people enjoy them too. Here’s a picture of me with Isabella. Her parents brought her all the way from Epsom to my Watford Waterstones event. 

Isadora Moon fan with doll and rabbit
This girl, Isabella, was writing a school book review on Isadora Moon and really liked Isadora’s gothic side.
Isadora Moon doll, drawings and mail

Isabella’s mum had made her this cute Isadora Moon doll, complete with pointy ears, fangs and bat wings. This doll is clearly very much inspired by Isadora’s gothic side. I was especially enchanted by this, as I love carrying around my own dolls / mascots to photograph. You can see their adventures on my instagram and my personal blog.

Isadora Moon doll
One girl’s mother had made her this beautiful Isadora Moon doll

Isabella also brought along some of her drawings of Isadora Moon to show me, and she interviewed me for her school book review project. She showed me lots of great drawings, but here are just a couple:

Me swooshing my skirt and Isadora pictures by a fan
Me swooshing my skirt and Isadora pictures by a fan

As I was dressed up in my starry event outfit and my flower crown, I couldn’t resist getting a few snaps before the event. I love the way my dress billows out when I walk. Henry took the above photo of me swooshing it in Watford’s shopping centre.

Another girl who made a special trip, was Lily. She gave me this sweet little letter. I always keep my letters from children in a special folder, and I make sure to reply to any post as soon as I can.

Letter about Isadora Moon from Lily
Letter about Isadora Moon from Lily
Poorly wrist and my holiday

Unfortunately, I’ve strained my wrist. I think it’s from picking up Celestine and too much shading. I don’t know whether it’s RSI, tendinitis, or carpal tunnel, but I’ve got a physiotherapy appointment tomorrow. If I’m lucky, they’ll be able to suggest something to help it get better really soon. It really is frustrating not being able to do normal things like carrying Celestine, drawing, and even opening the coffee jar.

I was worried about having to sign lots of books at Watford Waterstones, especially as I usually like to add a little message and a few stars around my autograph. I came up with the idea of sticking in book plates. That way I would just have to write the person’s name and my signature. Henry made these up for me, using the chapter borders from Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble.

Isadora Moon book plates
I used these book plates to save my writing hand while my wrist is strained.

Last week, I was on holiday in Aldeburgh in Suffolk. That gave me a chance to rest my wrist from drawing, but I wasn’t able do all the activities I would like. We still had a lovely time, and I did spot a couple of Isadora Moons out in the wild. On the left is Aldeburgh Library and the right is Southwold Books:

Isadora Moon in Aldeburgh Library and Southwold Books
Isadora Moon in Aldeburgh Library (left) and Southwold Books (right)
Upcoming events

If you enjoy reading Isadora Moon, or even just want to come out for a free craft activity and reading, I’d love to meet you at one of my upcoming events. You can see all my upcoming events on my events page and on my Facebook page.

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The full pink-and-black window display at Watford Waterstones and Henry and Celestine in their event outfits
The full pink-and-black window display at Watford Waterstones and Henry and Celestine in their event outfits

 

1 Comment

  1. St. Albans and Harpenden Isadora Moon Events - Harriet Muncaster

    May 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

    […] It’s been a great few weekends meeting different people at the Hertfordshire Waterstones shops. Thanks to the staff at all the stores for facilitating such brilliant events. It’s got me feeling ready for the very busy autumn I’ve got coming up. If you haven’t already, you can read about my Isadora Moon events at Welwyn and Hatfield last week and my Watford event two weeks ago. […]

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