Saturday saw us launch the third book in the Monty series Monty and the Poppit Dragon. Though we had send out about two hundred pre ordered copies this was the official launch and what a lovely day we had. With the book being set in Pembrokeshire we really wanted to hold a local event and almost as soon as we enquired the Coach House at St Dogmaels Abbey said they would be delighted to host us. I'm not sure you could have a better setting for a story featuring a Dragon than the very beautiful and ancient Abbey which was a magnificent backdrop.
We were made extremely welcome by the Coach House which doubles up as a lovely Café and visitor centre. In fact the whole village got behind the event with the Post Office, Art Gallery and village store helping promote the day and the local councillor and school governor providing an introduction to the village school.
On Friday we visited the school with Monty and the children loved meeting him and hearing a story from the Pandacow book.
This all set us up nicely for launch day and we had a steady stream of children and adults alike. It was lovely to see friends who had travelled especially to support the launch and also locals and tourists attended to hear the story and buy their signed copies.
All in all it was a fabulous day and we really can't thank our hosts enough but also the whole village of St Dogmaels who really welcomed and supported us.