Posted 24 November 2014
Whatever else I may talk about some weeks, what it all really comes down to is WORDS...
Read 'Words are but the signs of...'
Posted 17 November 2014
In the last week or so, I've appeared at two library-related - or, more specifically librarian-related - events.
Read 'Libraries, love letters, starfish and face...'
Posted 10 November 2014
This week's blog is about a TV advert. Yes, that advert of course. The latest John Lewis Christmas one...
Read 'One Man and His Penguin (and,...'
Posted 3 November 2014
My first blog of the month is about a rather different matter: gifts. When you're an author, you're often in the privileged/honoured/nice position of being given gifts by readers. Probably...
Read 'Loom bands, soup stains, food parcels...'
Posted 27 October 2014
Being an author isn't all about planning and writing books. In this day and age being an author is also about putting yourself out there.
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Posted 20 October 2014
As an author and reviewer, I'm used to getting exciting packages through the post. Thursday, though, I received a particularly fine parcel containing no fewer than eight children's classics.
Read 'The sign[ing] of a great children's...'
Posted 13 October 2014
In an act of extreme kindness - and it has nothing to do with laziness and having to come up with a Booktrust Writer-in-Residence blog EVERY SINGLE WEEK - I've...
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Posted 6 October 2014
In this week's blog i've been looking back at National Poetry Day
Read 'Rhyming 'maroon' with 'baboon' '
Posted 29 September 2014
Please let me know your thoughts on non-fiction as a child, as an adult, as a teacher, parent, TA or librarian. What fired your imagination? Which books or interests shaped...
Read 'Just give me the facts! '
Posted 22 September 2014
In this week's blog I relive childhood books and storytelling, especially the Uncle books.
Read 'Childhood books, games and memories, and...'