Tag Archives: Children’s writing

19th June 2013

Piccadilly, Puppies and a School Visit Tool Kit. Yesterday, I was in Burton on Trent at William Shrewsbury School doing school visitty stuff.  My publisher, Piccadilly Press, are now part of Templar Publishing and had put together a lovely promo … Continue reading

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11th December 2012

A writer or a story maker? There’s a slight irony about the title of this week’s blog post, given that my now completed co-written novel is indeed called ‘The Story Maker’.  It’s easy at times, I think, to get submerged … Continue reading

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11th May 2012

Music to write to A few months ago, I wrote a guest post for We Love This Book, as part of their Music to Read by series (which you can read here.)  At the time of writing that post, I … Continue reading

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27th April 2012

Diary of a launch day Yesterday, was the launch of ‘Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan’, published by Piccadilly Press and aimed at 6-9 year olds.  It felt like a triumph for me, my first mid-grade novel, and hopefully the … Continue reading

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20th April 2012

One foot in another world With Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan due for publication in just under a week’s time, I started thinking about why I’d written it.  Why this book?  Why this story?  I can break it down into … Continue reading

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13th April 2012

Buttercup Magic… OOOH! A FREEBIE! As some of you will know, I received a wee stash (HOORAY!) of my new book, Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan, (HOORAY!) a couple of weeks ago, from my lovely Publisher, Piccadilly Press (HOORAY!) … Continue reading

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2nd March

How to get cream-crackered and a lump in the throat at same time Firstly, for non UK readers, cream-crackered is slang for… erm… very tired, exhausted, wrecked… that kind of thing.  School visits do that.  They are also decidedly lovely, for many … Continue reading

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