But this year I was even more excited than usual. "How?" and "Why?" you may ask.
Well for one, it's only been a year since the last one. MCBF has graduated from being a bi-annual event to an annual one.
And for two... this is the best bit... I was invited to tell stories as part of the Family Fun Day. All because the lovely people at MCBF Towers partnered up with the wonderful people of SCBWI* Ville to create even more story telling fun!
So armed with my best hats and my trusty ukulele (name of Wylie in case you're interested) I entered the storytelling tent. In there I soon created a world of pirates, princesses and pets all with rather twisty tales to tell. And yes, there was song, lots and lots of sing-a-long songiness. So a big thanks to all the fantastic kids, mums, dads, grans, grandads, aunts uncles and second cousins twice removed next door neighbours that helped me out with those! It wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without you.
Thanks very much MCBF Towers for having me, and I hope to see you again soon. Less than a year to wait I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!
*Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators