I lead a double life. Identity #1. A writer of poems, comedy plays, dark fiction and the odd libretto. Identity #2: A marketing outlier, working with London creative agencies and my own clients as a copywriter and creative consultant.
So Skelton Yawngrave has his own YouTube channel, called Skelton Yawngrave TV. In every episode Peter Kenny reads an episode of Magnificent Grace, and there are shout outs and questions for bored brain boxes.
Had enormous fun visiting Downs Junior School in Brighton on Tuesday on the week of World book day. I went there with Ms Daniel who worked at Downs until recently. She invited me to Downs school when Magnificent Grace was still in its early drafts. The feedback I got from an earlier set of Downs pupils helped me get the book right.
Peter Kenny read to a big hall full of children, as well as talking about skeletons and unfairness and swimming pools and editing and lots more… in four classes. He also told them why he chose the mysterious pseudonym of Skelton Yawngrave. Lots of children bought copies of Magnificent Grace too. A really exciting day!
Next stop Balcombe on World Book Day itself. Really looking forward to it!