Friday, 4 March 2011
Farewell Fairy Godmother
It seems all good things really DO come to an end, as lovely Emma O’Donovan leaves Hachette (Orchard Books) for pastures new. What a fabulous trouper she has been, imaginatively and enthusiastically leaving no marketing stone unturned in her quest for excellance. Katie, Ella Bella and I will all miss her hugely.
When I completed the Katie trail, a simple “thank you” wasn’t enough. Instead a large and rather thrilling parcel arrived brimming with Moominabilia from Finland and boasting a positive divertissement of sugar mice. We have pledged to send each other a sugar mouse every Christmas and meet regularly for cake and trips to the ballet so all is not lost. But Emma: you are the best and I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me. A true Sugar Plum Fairy Godmother. Orchard asked me to create a picture as a farewell gift - and it had to show Emma Bella with Ella Bella. As far as I'm concerned Emma is a Prima Ballerina Assoluta!
Emma has even set up a marvellous book blog with the help of a canine pall. Click here to meet: THE BOOK SNIFFER!