I Have Been Waiting a Long Time For This!!!! Today is a really special day. And do you know why? (Girls, you should.) Today is a special day because today is the day when Chips, Beans and Limousines, the fantastic diary of Bathsheba Clarice de Trop, by the utterly brilliant Leila Rasheed, is released. I […]

Special Post I’ve had this interview with Number 1 bestselling author, and all round lovely lady, Kate Long for a few days and have been wondering when best to post it. (I was trying to leave it so it appeared closer to the launch of her latest novel, The Daughter Game (Picador), which is March […]

Picture This Yesterday’s visit to St John’s was terrific. Really enjoyable, and great to see some familiar faces (including Miss Wallace and Mrs Moyes!). We wrote short stories inspired by picture prompts and some seriously good work was produced. Seriously! I’ve included a couple of the prompts below – if you end up writing anything […]

That Time Of Year Yup, it’s that time again – World Book Day is just around the corner! And that means I’ve got appearances to look forward to and to plan (as well as writing) the first of which is on Monday. Can’t wait!

Another Interview This time with top author and lovely lady, Luisa Plaja, whose debut novel, Split by a Kiss (Corgi Children’s) will be published on March 6th. So, who’s it for and what’s it about? Split by a Kiss is aimed at teenage girls, and teenage-girls-at-heart. It’s about a British girl who moves to the […]

CONGRATULATIONS!Huge, HUge HUGE, HUGE congratulations to Sally Nicholls who’s won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2008 with her book, Ways To Live Forever. Well done, Sally. *** And meanwhile I seem to be doing a lot of sneezing. ‘Choo.

Less About Me So, a post that’s not about me for a change. It’s an interview with top author, and top bloke, Roger (sometimes N) Morris, whose third book, A Vengeful Longing (Faber and Faber) was released earlier in the month. So, over to Roger… So, who’s it for and what’s it about? Ah, these […]

The Barge Man My story for adults (I do write those every now and again you know), The Barge Man, is now up over at Un-Made-Up. It is a true story crossed with something similar to The Thought-Fox. Well, that’s what I aimed for anyway.

Books, Birthdays and Blog Stuff First, double congratulations to Roger. His third book, A Vengeful Longing was officially released yesterday and it is his birthday on Sunday. ***And I’ve read some marvellous articles and such on writing/blogging/reading this week – all well worth a look. Here, Lisa Glass writes about book review blogs; here Susan […]

Book Foxes and Coffee There’s a review of my book over at the ever fabulous Vulpes Libris (and an interesing debate in the comments section on grammar too). Thanks, Book Foxes! *** And I discovered this a little while ago. It is delicious and is currently my four o’clock treat.