Book launch: 12 Days of Christmas charity anthology!

I'm delighted to post that 12 Days of Christmas, an anthology of 12 stories in aid of the child literacy charity The Book Bus, launches today! Isn't it pretty? Little did we know, when Laura Greenwood asked back in May if anyone fancied writing a story for a Christmas anthology, what we were unleashing! The …

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In praise of the library

I don't go to the library as much as I used to. There, I said it. Then again, when I was a kid, going to the library was a Saturday morning ritual. Mum and Dad would see me off at the door to the children's library (it was actually a separate room, how posh) and …

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Egg Hunt 2016: The Quest for the Easter Bunny

After last year's egg hunt with rhyming clues, I felt I might have painted myself into a corner. This year, therefore, I've written a little story which has the clues incorporated into it, called 'The Quest for the Easter Bunny'. To stage the egg hunt you'll need 7 envelopes, a printer, and some mini eggs (larger …

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‘Playlist: Super Trouper’ in today’s Guardian!

As you can probably tell, I'm just a tiny bit excited. I have an article in the Guardian newspaper today! I get the Saturday Guardian most weekends, and in the Family section they run little pieces about photos, records and recipes. I wrote my piece, about Abba's Super Trouper, maybe three weeks ago, sent it to the email address in …

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