Chapter 1. The Beginning.

Every story has a beginning, middle and an end. Some stories start with the middle, others with the end, and some people like to start where it all started — with the beginning.

I can’t tell you whether this post is about the beginning, the middle or the end. In a way it is about all three in one go. It is about a beginning, a first; the first ever public reading of The Rumplings Age of Dawn. It is about a middle because this is not the first step in sharing the Rumplings with the world, it is one of hundreds of steps that have lead to this moment. And it is an end, because never again will it be the first ever public reading of the Rumplings Age of Dawn. That has now happened.

What I do hope is that this was the first of many, and that we’re one step closer to getting the Rumplings to be a part of the cultural identity of children around the world — we want to inspire them to be crafty and creative, we want them to pursue their dreams and to find pleasure and happiness in the journey, more than anything else.

And so, without further ado, here is a recording of the first ever public reading of The Rumplings, Age of Dawn, held at Burley Fisher Books, on the 18th of June, 2017: