“Hi!” to all you Horrible Science fans who have been e-mailing me all month – and “Hi” if you haven’t. As ever it’s been busy, busy, busy for me in my haunted house by the sea … so before we go on here’s a chilling picture to get you in the mood …
No, thanks for asking I haven’t seen a ghost yet (and being science-minded I’m not too sure if ghosts exist) but lots of strange things have been going on in my house as I write more Horrible Handbooks full of really nasty experiments to try at home. I mean what the heck is that wickedly weird green thing at the end of this column?
Well, here’s a clue - it’s an alien egg and you can find out how to make your own in Freaky Food out later this year. Meanwhile I’ve been working on ideas for new Horrible Handbooks on the body and the brain - so get set for more revolting revealations.
And that’s not all – as everyone who eats breakfast cereal or watches TV in the UK will know – Horrible Science is all over Kellogg’s cereals with free CD’s and thanks for your e-mails - I’m glad you like them so much. And yes – I did have loads of fun working on them!
But that’s still not all – now that I’ve saved my local Library from closing I’m organising a book festival. If you live in the south-west of England you might want to write APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL in big letters all over your diary for every day between the 29 September to 7 October this year. It’s all happening (where else?) in Appledore in North Devon and it’s going to be BRILLIANT! I mean just imagine all those top authors wandering around looking lost and maybe turning up at schools in front of crowds of happy kids. Well, that’s the general idea but I’ll tell you more when I can.
Oh yes, and I’ve found the odd moment to finish the Ugly Bugs Jigsaw Book (out next year). If you’ve seen the Dangerous Dinosaurs Jigsaw Book in the shops or Library section of this website you’ll know what to expect (but this one’s even more UGLY!)
And finally a few answers to your e-mails. Some of you have been asking how to get hold of Wild Lives books – well, they’re a little hard to find in the shops. The best place to get them is from your library or perhaps beg your pet adult to get you one from Amazon.co.uk. Thanks also everyone who sent in ideas for new Horrible Science books – yes, Jotham there will be one on scary sea life although maybe not for a year or two. Meanwhile I’m off to explore my haunted attics with my alien egg – who knows something really weird might happen! (Cue for ghostly laughter as Nick disappears.)