SENIOR pupils from Cowdenbeath Primary, Lochgelly South, Lochgelly West and St. Patrick’s primary schools visited Cowdenbeath Library and Lochgelly Theatre to celebrate the Fife launch of MINTY, a book for young adults by Lochgelly writer Christina Banach. The story has received amazing reviews on Amazon and takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with twin sisters Minty and Jess.

Set in Elie, it has a brilliant supernatural twist which held the children captivated and keen to borrow the book and read on. Fife Cultural Trust was delighted to host the celebration. Christina is pictured at Cowdenbeath Library.

Helen Stevenson, Library Supervisor at Cowdenbeath said, “It was a really good event, the kids loved it and enjoyed the experience of listening to Christina tell them how she has achieved her childhood dream of becoming an author, it was really inspiring.” Meanwhile this week Christina holds the Edinburgh launch of Minty following on from her London launch in May.

She was delighted to be able to speak to the primary school children and is pleased with the way the book has been greeted by the reading public.

Christina said, “It has been an amazing spell since the book has gone out with Amazon.

“The early sales have been very good and the reviews it has been getting have been so pleasing, it is going well.” Christina is already working on her next book which will be a ghost story set in the highlands and she is heading up north soon to spend some time up there and complete her first draft of the book.