Loogabarooga Festival Wednesday 19th – Monday 24th October 2016
On 3 March 2016, the second instalment of Julian’s debut series of children’s books ‘The Bolds’ was released. The Bolds to the Rescue is another helping of hilarious fun and mischief with Britain's wildest family of hyenas!
To give you a flavor of what you can expect when he arrives in Loughborough, Julian recently answered a few questions about his approach to writing children’s books…
Your children's book, The Bolds, was hugely successful. Did you feel any pressure writing the second one?
No. I'm onto my third now. They flow out of me, I don't know where they're all coming from.
It's delightful; I just have such a lovely time writing them.
Making children laugh is a whole new thing for me, it's lovely. No child pretends to laugh - it's very genuine.
It's obviously a world away from my usual filth but that’s liberating. A whole new world.
Will you continue with The Bolds or do you have a plan for a different series?
The Bolds are alive and well in my mind, so it's all about them.
It's a bit like the Just William books, of which there were about 45.
I feel like I can go on and on with them. Whether the public want me to or not.
Why do you think they resonate so well with children?
It's not for me to say, really. But I think they're funny and morally sound, and very plot driven.
I guess because I enjoy writing them so much that somehow comes across.