Posted 23 February 2015
I'll try to explain just what this residency means to me and how I'd like this blog to be a place to share a walk and talk along some diverse...
Read 'Welcome '
Posted 2 February 2015
So you really are leaving, then, Philip? Yup. My time has come. Is it really six months since you became Booktrust's Writer in Residence? Yup. Where does the time...
Read 'Regrets, I've had a few… My...'
Posted 26 January 2015
Blimey, where does the time go? Was it really almost six months since I became Booktrust's Online Writer in Residence? Apparently so, because this week is my penultimate blog.
Read 'When author school visits turn bad'
Posted 19 January 2015
It's great to find yourself in a book...
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Posted 12 January 2015
There were two very noticeable characters in 'Sniper's Nest', the episode of Silent Witness I saw, which was both a good and a bad thing...
Read 'Catching the eye '
Posted 5 January 2015
I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had a good one. Something which bothers me about just about every fictional portrayal of Father Christmas - or Santa Claus if...
Read 'A size surprise '
Posted 22 December 2014
With Booktrust's offices closed on Monday 29th , this will be my last blog of 2014 and, though I could fill it with ho-ho-ho, I want to come back to...
Read 'A New Chapter in Libraries '
Posted 15 December 2014
'So what does written dialogue have to do?'
Read 'In a manner of speaking '
Posted 8 December 2014
When I was sorting out my office last week, I came across a stash of comic strips I wrote and drew as a child. I'd forgotten that I drew so...
Read 'Making comics as a kid '
Posted 1 December 2014
Last week was an interesting week. But, for me, the event of the week was on Monday evening, organised by the charity Life & Deaf at the Greenwich Picturehouse.
Read 'Spreading the word '