Seven Stories, book 11 and latest news on TALKS and book-signings

Posted on: Friday, January 25, 2013  

 The exhibition displays my original drawings and manuscripts and tells the story of the inspiration for the books. It's a really imaginative exhibition, and I'm hoping that it will inspire children to start drawing and writing their own stories...

I am now half-way through writing book 11, although I haven't fixed on a title yet. It will be something to do with BETRAYAL....because the theme for the book is TREACHERY....

There will be twelve books in the series, so I'm afraid this really is nearly the last one now. 

I will be talking and book-signing at:

The York Festival, on 21st February.

The Imagine Festival in London on 23rd February

and ...

Cardiff Festival on the 24th of March. YAY! Lots of you have been asking when I'm coming to Wales, and we've now got the date in the diary. Hope you can come.

Also, just heard, at the Luton Hoo Festival in Luton, on the 21st of April.





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At 04:50:13 on Thursday, February 21, 2013,  Kyla Elwood wrote:

I love your books and can't wait for number 11 to come out.I am 11 and I feel I can relate to Hiccup and his struggle to fit in.I love and have every single book so far.Why only 12 books? You really REALLY need to come to Boise , ID in the USA. You'd be the first author I've met.
At 16:43:11 on Friday, March 15, 2013,  Lyndon wrote:

I really love your books I read most of them in one day. They are my favourite books. My mum read your books, she really loves the drawings and the whole story. She loved them so much that she made aToothless out of crochet and also a Hiccup. I prefer theHiccup, he is really cute.Can I send you a picture of them?

At 09:04:07 on Friday, March 29, 2013,  Jai G. wrote:

Hi I LOVE your books. Now i have a good idea for a title for book 11, 'How to Betray a Dragon Tamer' P.S. Can the series go forever???? THANKS!

At 19:38:44 on Tuesday, April 02, 2013,  Emma wrote:

I just want to say thank you for writing awesome books!!!!! P.S When are you going to tour the U.S?

At 16:52:38 on Friday, April 26, 2013,  Nancy wrote:

Our whole family loves all of your books. So sad to think book 12 will be last. Hope you can consider going back and still telling other tales even if book 12 has given a final ending ---- or something whether it's Hiccup's children or the beginning of Toothless, etc!!! But if not -- these are just so great and entertaining for our entire family and we are so glad you wrote them.

At 14:15:30 on Tuesday, May 07, 2013,  Kendall Janka wrote:

We are all devouring the new book! I read it the first day we got it and then passed it off to my 8 year old son who in two days is already 2/3 of the way through the book! When we went to bed last night he was still up reading saying, "it is too suspenseful to stop." He has read books 1-9 three times and I suspect he'll read them all again before Book 11 comes out. Thank you! Kendall Janka Michigan

At 23:05:34 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,  Carrie wrote:

When is book 11 coming out? My 6 yr old and I have been waiting, re-reading all the past books!

At 22:30:03 on Friday, January 25, 2013,  dan wrote:

I absolutely adore these books. Thank you! I got them so I could enjoy them with my son but now I have ventured ahead to quench my own hunger. Why is 12 the last one?

Thanks, Dan, I'm so glad you like the books so much - I did write them hoping that adults would enjoy reading them with their children.

Well, I planned this story arc that will end with book 12....


At 15:40:03 on Thursday, January 31, 2013,  aoife wrote:

aw no! almost the last one! anyway when are you coming to ireland cressida??? ps your the best next to jk rowling!!!!!

hi Aoife, just went to Ireland last October! Sorry you missed me...

At 15:24:35 on Saturday, January 26, 2013,  Dee wrote:

Hi, I am your oldest US fan ! I have all 1o books and am looking forward to reading the next one. When is Book 11 coming out ? Could you come to the US sometime ? Have a great day Dee

Hi Dee, glad you like the books so much! Book 11 will be out this October. all best, Cressida

At 15:01:47 on Thursday, February 07, 2013,  AOIFE park wrote:

HI cowel yor books are AMAZING i love them! i am elevin, & was really hoping you could come to Ireland again sometime soon this year! i missed you in 2012 your briliant! id really like to meet you and iv got an amazing new idea for a dragon im going to try in the dragon gallery on the how to train your dragon website!

At 20:41:37 on Friday, February 08, 2013,  Sarah wrote:

So unbelieveably excited that you will be in Cardiff. I've just written it on the calendar. My 3 year old son Jacob and I love your books and he always asks me to read them to him. We'll be reading them for a third time soon and hopefully by the time we've finished the next book will be out. Thank you for such amazing and unique stories.


Thanks Sarah, so glad you and your son like the books.