The Audio Book Launch

As planned, Books Are Loud ( was officially launched in Manchester, England back in October 2011. The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, was the Guest of Honour. Thank you once again for supporting us, Carol Ann, and thank you to all those who attended and assisted. It was an amazing night.

The first five books recorded by Books Are Loud were promoted that evening, one of which was my audio book, Tár: The Wandering.  (

I hope you found the link on my website that told you all about the evening. If not, here it is again:  Thank you to Clare Dudman for this article.

Currently, I am co-editing an anthology for children, writing and editing my own work, cheering on and supporting Julia Franklin (Books Are Loud) and working on the development of this Blog.

I’ve uploaded a couple of my own photographs. The Background tile is an enhanced image of the moon, taken in Antwerp during the daytime. The Header is a section of a picture I took while I was in Norway. Can’t remember which fjord. I must start recording the exact locations!

 Here is the original photo:

Rose-coloured rocks above Norwegian Fjord 2009 Helen Sea

 More photos, taken during the same period, can be seen in the Book Trailer section of the website.

 I’ve also changed the title of the Blog.

Helen’s Blog has now become Eating the Moon. 

Following the visit to Antwerp, I wrote a short fable for children (The Lion who ate the Moon) based on photographs such as the one I’ve used for the Blog tile. As soon as the story is available here, I’ll mention it on Twitter (@sea_helen).


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