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My Writing (and cake-eating) Year
Goodbye 2015... What a wonderful year this has been!  I was delighted that The Crowham Martyrs was published in June, and was launched with much fanfare, including plenty of wine and one seriously delicious cake!  I'm proud of the book, and so grateful to m...
My Writing (and cake-eating) Year
My Writing (and cake-eating) Year
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Je suis Paris vive La Creation
The wonderful and talented Paris-based illustrator  Jion Sheibani  (that's her beautiful dove of peace) has created a facebook page, welcoming her fellow creatives to express their feelings about last weekend's atrocities in Paris through in whatever way th...
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Writing Scared
"Why a ghost story?" I hear you ask, but The Crowham Martyrs  didn't start out as a ghost story. As is usual for me, the book started with a character--a girl who is "dumped" by her mother at a rundown boarding school, The gothic setting--an isolated school...
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Brighton Rocks Books--Summer Reading Challenge
Le Select, Blvd Montparnasse, Paris, NOT Sky High Fish Bar, Portland Road, Hove I was walking along a street in Hove one night when I bumped into a group of four up-and-coming children's writers, who all live in the neighbourhood. This both delighted and su...
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Happy News!
I'm delighted that my middle grade novel, "The Crowham Martyrs" will be published in June, 2015, by the wonderful Catnip Books! 
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Boy (and Girl), Do We Need Diverse Books!
I'm prompted to write a post on diversity, not because of anything that has been recently said or written about diversity in the world of children's books... I'm prompted because of a "controversy" that has taken place in the world of stand-up comedy this w...
Boy (and Girl), Do We Need Diverse Books!
Boy (and Girl), Do We Need Diverse Books!
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#TGFW2--Thank God For Writing 2
A belated thanks for the lovely responses to the #tgfw hashtag and concept. How wonderful that so many of us see writing as a companion on the journey or a shelter in times of trouble or despair. I do need  to add a caveat to my original post, though. For t...
#TGFW2--Thank God For Writing 2
#TGFW2--Thank God For Writing 2
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#TGFW--Thank God For Writing
A few months back, the lovely Vanessa Harbour and I were sharing some thoughts on Twitter, and came up (simultaneously, as I recall) with the phrase "Thank God For Writing". We are still waiting for the hashtag #tgfw to become as well known as #tgif or even...
#TGFW--Thank God For Writing
#TGFW--Thank God For Writing
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A Fresh Start
After a major Blogger mishap involving malware and dodgy addresses and other befuddling and frightening things, I am setting up a new blog, and using this summer's technological train wreck (there have been other wrecks, too...) as an opportunity to begin a...
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A Fresh Start
After a major Blogger mishap involving malware and dodgy addresses and other befuddling and frightening things, I am setting up another blog, and using this summer's technological train wreck (there have been other wrecks, too...) as an opportunity to begin...
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