One of our YA author is at it again! David Clawson is globetrotting around the world and taking MFGIDQ along for the ride. Continue reading below to see what he got up to during his summer abroad!
I love to travel. Like, I LOVE to travel. Along with teaching and writing, it takes up a lot of my time.
So this summer, I took along a copy of ‘My Fairy Godmother Is A Drag Queen’ to keep me company. In each place I visited, I took the book with me at least once to get some candid pics. Hopefully this blog shows the fun and whimsy I try to have when I’m traveling…just as I often try to have while I’m writing (if suitable to the subject matter)!
My travel started — as so many great trips do — in my favorite city to visit, London.
That train took my mother and me to St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. (Okay, technically the train took us to Truro, but a cab ride later….)
After a week of this stunning view, we headed back to London to meet up with one of my sisters. While there, I went to Regent’s Park, and what is probably my favorite spot in all of London, Queen Mary’s Rose Garden.
From London we headed to Madrid, Spain.
By a lucky chance, it happened to be World Gay Pride. So I took the book to the parade. (For the record, my mother attended her first gay pride parade in Madrid…at 79 years-old! But somehow we didn’t get any pictures of her there. I wonder why?)
We thought the sparkles in his beard went well with the sparkles on the book cover.
Btw, Madrid and its citizens could not have been nicer or done a better job at hosting this event!
From there, we headed to Porto, Portugal.
I took a ridiculous number of pictures of the gorgeous tiles all over the city.
And even faux tiles.
Mom and my sister headed back to the US, but I joined a friend and her girlfriend in Nantes, France.
One day included a trip to Angers and its fantastic castle.
Eventually I said goodbye to those friends and headed back to England.
After a night with friends in London, I headed to the famed Lakes District.
It’s a beautiful area of the world. So much so that I’m even including a picture I took without the book!
While I was in Bowness-on-Windermere, after reading research on the previous parts of my trip, I finally got started on the outline of the next book I’m writing.
Which mostly got done a week or so later at the home of friends in Norfolk, East Anglia, England.
Their home is beside a church from the 1300s, which just happens to have possibly my favorite polite sign ever.
I didn’t see any lambs, but even the notion made me happy.
So that was my summer vacation!
Next… Singapore and Thailand over Christmas Break!!!