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A competition for young writers

If your child is between 4 – 9 years old and likes writing then the competition below may be of interest: Parenting website have launched a nationwide search for the next ‘big’ young creative writing talent.  A panel of award-winning children’s authors and writers will judge a new national creative writing …

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A portable midwife

Update to this post:  My Mini Midwife has now been picked up by Summersdale and will be edited and re-released in digital format, paperback and hardback in February 2014.  There will be lots of exciting activities that you can get involved with in relation to this in the coming months. …

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Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted on here for a while….the reason for that is because I was away on holiday.  We went to the West Coast of Canada to see some of my family. At the beginning of the holiday I was still trying to …

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An indulgence

Yesterday I used a day of holiday to spend the day indulging myself in writing.  Yes all day. It was fabulous fun.  Really, it was.  I wrote nearly 5000 words, and two of those were THE END, in my first book of The Portal Series (for 8 – 12 year …

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The Portal

The Box of Magic Tricks is definitely turning into a book (in fact it may turn into several books), and now has a new name: The Portal (book 1) – Realand. This is a photo of Oscar – a very special toy crab – sitting on the portal. So far …

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