On Thursday 13th of April I travelled down to Pembrokeshire, with Sam, for the Welsh launch of Beetle Queen at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm. In case you didn't know, Dr Sarah Beynon is the entomologist who acts as scientific consultant to my Beetle Trilogy and she makes sure that all of my descriptions of beetles are correct. We delivered an event together at her wonderful farm. I read some of the new book to a gang of Welsh beetle boys and girls, signed some books and even a bag! This helped me work up an appetite, so I popped into The Grub Kitchen to sample the insect appetisers and the delicious bug burger. Once I'd eaten my fill, I visited the insect zoo to see my old friends in their tanks. Finally, I raided the Bug Farm's wonderful shop for a bag full of new beetle t-shirts. I can never have enough. It was a truly glorious day and the sun shone for us. I'm always sad to say goodbye to the Bug Farm because it's such a beautiful place. Sarah has become a good friend and all the people who work at the bug farm are awesome, but I know I'll be back soon to visit.
Beetle Queen has had a right royal launch in both London at the Royal National Theatre and Pembrokeshire at the majestic Bug Farm, now she's all yours!