Patron of reading
I was very excited to be invited to become a patron of reading at your school. I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit your school earlier this year and meet a few of the teachers. I hope it won't be too long before I can also meet all of you.
At the moment, my scientific day job is probably busier than ever before, but I am also finding time for my children's book projects too. This year I want to publish a new book of mine called "The Toad from Outer Space". I'm working with an illustrator in the USA to come up with ideas that will suit the funny story. He has worked with me on some of my other books, so he will know exactly what is needed to bring the characters to life.
I also support a children's medical charity called the World Medical Fund (WMF) that works in Malawi in Africa. As well as helping them with medical projects, a children's book I wrote to raise money for them has recently been translated into Spanish. We also developed a free game to go with the book and have sent it to a few schools to try.
I have been finding that this has been a great time to catch up with my own reading, so I hope you are reading a lot of books too. It would be great to hear about your favourites.
See you soon (or "à bientôt" as they say here in France)