News of unprecedented delight: the admirable and talented theatre company Visible Fictions will be staging a production of Simon's book A Ladder to the Stars at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen form the 7th until Christmas eve. Here's abit more information:
'Brought to the stage through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.
The shows director Douglas Irvine commented: "Being a local lad from the North-east I am excited to create this show with The Lemon Tree.
"Simon Puttock's original story is a gift to work on and I am looking forward to bringing the magic alive on stage. Creating work for such a young audience fills the process with possibility as a young imagination can take you anywhere!"'
Simon will be visible at and even performing at this year's Islay Book Festival on the 2nd and 3rd.
Simon is short-listed for the 2016 Scottish Children's Book Awards for Mouse's First Night ant Moonlight School. (An hurray!)
Simon also releases his first ever musical composition: The Night Bell - a piece for that very same Moonlight School! It can be listened to, and even purchased from, the redoubtable website Bandcamp, here. (Further jubilations!)
And as if that weren't enough, his Oxford Reading Tree independent reader Snoot is published. It is illustrated by the talented Thomas Docherty and Simon's really rather proud of it.