Tag Archives: writing for children

Midsummer’s Eve Party Hop!

I am having a party to celebrate Midsummer’s Eve and the publication of Raffie Island – the second book in the Portal Series. You can join the party on Facebook and interact with everyone else there until the 22nd June, or you can join the party here until the 30th …

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Children’s Book Week Giveaway

Welcome to the 5th of my no strings attached giveaways for 2013. In celebration of Children’s Book Week I am giving away one of the books in my Portal Series for mid grade readers. This draw is for a digital or paperback version and open to entrants worldwide until the …

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L is for Launch

Last year I worked as the Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  This year two books filled with stories written by the residents of Portsmouth during my writer in residence workshops (and Realand – a mid grade chapter book) have been published.  These books will be distributed as a bundle …

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Blog hop winner

Thank you so much to all of you who asked to have your name included in the prize draw for a signed copy of Realand – the winner is Angela Vaughan!  Congratulations, I have sent you an email so please check your inbox. If you are a big fan of …

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My Roller Coaster Year

In keeping with my promise to always be honest about what it is like to be an author (from my perspective) I have written this post about my roller coaster of a year.  I have used point form to keep it succinct but if you want more detail just ask …

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Realand Photo Gallery

Here are some photos readers have sent me of their copy of Realand so far (plus a couple of my own). They all get posted in an album called ‘Bookshelf’ on my Facebook Author Page.  I would love to see your photos too and you can add your own photo …

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The Box of Magic Tricks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short story to read out on school visits…. Then several artists offered to collaborate on it by providing their interpretation of it in their art form…. Then I gave it to number 3 son to read and he loved it but…. He …

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