Out and About again

I’ve been a busy little bee these past few weeks and here are some photos to prove it! I’ve been doing some school events local to me and here are a couple of lovely pics from my visit to Burrington School where I spoke to the entire school of 26 pupils (age 4-11), with more than half buying my books.

Dan signing books at a school

Dan signing books at a school.


Burrington School 2016

Dan and the Gang

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New Events!


Dafne Cholet https://www.flickr.com/photos/dafnecholet/5374200948

Hey all, I’ve just put a lot of new events on my events calendar, so head on over here to see what I’m upto. I’ll be at some Devon Libraries over the summer and have got lots of school visits lined up. Exciting times!

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New Covers for Lottie Lipton Books

Announcing new cover madness! The Eagle of Rome and The Catacombs of Chaos come out on 28th July and we have covers! Check out their beauty below. The illustrations are as ever by the great Rachelle Panagarry and the words are by me. Big props (as I believe the yoof of today say) to Bloomsbury Education design for getting them done. Without further ado…

Catacombs of Chaos 9781472927590


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The Blurbs

The blurbs are here! As the countdown to the new Lottie Lipton Adventures starts, the enticing copy has arrived and is up on websites the world over already (okay, I’ve only checked Amazon, but that’s pretty big anyway!).  Here they are and be sure to pre-order your copy below or on this page:

Coming Soon!: The Catacombs of Chaos 

Lottie has lived in the British Museum all her life – she thought she knew it like the back of her hand! But when she finds herself locked in a secret tunnel deep beneath the museum she starts to worry that she might never escape. Can Lottie, Uncle Bert and Reg solve the puzzles to find their way out of the maze of passageways? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, excitement and puzzles for the reader to solve.

Pre Order from Amazon.co.uk

Coming Soon!: The Eagle of Rome

When a collection of Roman treasures comes to the museum, Lottie, Uncle Bert and Reg discover the legendary code of the Ninth Legion’s Golden Eagle. Can Lottie and her friends break the code and find the treasure before a ruthless treasure hunter gets his hands on it? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.

Pre Order from Amazon.co.uk

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Lottie in the Land of Oz

Just came across this great site for children’s books in Australia and lo and behold: Lottie is there!  Check it out at http://readingtime.com.au/the-curse-of-the-cairo-cat-a-lottie-lipton-adventure-2/ and if you’re in Australia and love Lottie, give me a shout! I’m @metcalfwriter on twitter or search for me on facebook :¬)

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The Scroll of Alexandria Review



Thanks to Ellen, Age 5, for the great review in Primary Times!


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New review for Lottie!

Saviour Pirotta has kindly given a great review to Lottie Lipton and the Egyptian Enchantment – Check it out HERE!


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Cairo Cat Review

Just had a lovely review from Primary Teacher Update!:

primary teacher review

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Lottie and the new adventures

Lottie Lipton AdventuresHey all!

Lottie has been blogging all about her new adventures over on the Bloomsbury Education blog, so check her out here: https://bloomsburyeducation.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/lottie-lipton-amateur-detective-and-archaeologist-extraordinaire/

I’m busy working on drafts of …things. SECRET things. Shh…

As you were.


Dan :¬)

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The Countdown Has Started!

LOTTIE LIPTONThe countdown has begun and I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!

Lottie will reappear in bookshops everywhere in two brand new titles: The Scroll of Alexandria and The Egyptian Enchantment. CLICK HERE FOR THE BLURBS!

This also means I’ll be allowed out of the house again to go and promote the books so keep an eye out for appearances near you! I’ll endeavour to keep the events diary (tab above) updated.

As ever, if you want me to visit your school, library or festival, get in touch via the About Me>Schools tab on danmetcalf.co.uk.

Cheers, Dan :¬)

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