I start my tour of twenty-something Waterstone's bookshops today in Manchester.
During the summer I will be visitng 27 stores, including the Bradford Waterstone's, where I used to work.
As well as hosting public penalty shoot outs for children, I will be scouring Waterstones for their best penalty taker.
The champion wins £100 cash.
This is all to promote my new Puffin children's book, Black Op. Black Op is about spies and football and is set during Euro 2012 in Poland.
Waterstone's confirmed for this challenge include: Manchester Deansgate and Arndale, Preston, Southport, Cardiff, Birmingham HS, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Kettering, St Albans, Portsmouth, Bridport, both Plymouths, Trafford Centre, Camberley, Southampton, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Aylesbury, Bradford, Leeds, York, Newcastle and (maybe) Truro.