Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Damned United

I’ve been waiting for this film to come out for ages. When I first read the book (half  the front cover of which is shown on the left. I need to work out why I can  only upload  50% of my portrait shots) I was blown away by it. I’d never read such a gripping, […]

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4 things not to say to a children’s writer…

1. When are you going to write proper books? (i.e. for adults) 2. What other hobbies do you have? 3. Please will you sign my copy of Harry Potter? (Unless the writer is JK Rowling, then fair dos) 4. You look much younger on your poster

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4 things not to say to a children’s writer…

1. When are you going to write proper books? (i.e. for adults) 2. What other hobbies do you have? 3. Please will you sign my copy of Harry Potter? (Unless the writer is JK Rowling, then fair dos) 4. You look much younger on your poster

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Huddersfield Town 2 Cheltenham Town 2

It’s all my fault. I only wrote to Cindy Jefferies, a Cheltenham supporter, on the morning of the match and told her our lot were going to thrash her lot. Whatever possessed me?  Just because the Robins were bottom of the league? Fatal. Sixteen minutes in we were 2-0 down and looking as if we […]

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Dressed to impress at Djanogly City Academy

Last week I visited Djanogly City Academy on Thursday and Friday morning. I have been to Djanogly a few times now. It is a huge state-of-the art school in Nottingham.  Despite specializing in IT the first thing you see as you walk through the imposing glass doors is the library.  There it is, straight ahead, […]

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Waterstone’s Book Signing, Wakefield

I ended Book Week with a signing at Waterstone’s in the Ridings Centre, Wakefield. As I had arrived early I had a quick coffee first at Cafe Lavazza. While waiting to be served, I noticed the man in front of me had a fabulous tattoo snaking up and round the back of his neck.  Being […]

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World Book Day 2009 – Harrogate Ladies’ College

Thursday saw another trip north to God’s own county. Harrogate this time – the posh bit of Yorkshire. It’s such a beautiful town with open green spaces in between its Regency buildings; beautiful once you’ve navigated the near gridlocked roundabout over the open green spaces that is… At the school I was greeted by someone […]

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World Book Day 2009 – Harrogate Ladies’ College

Thursday saw another trip north to God’s own county. Harrogate this time – the posh bit of Yorkshire. It’s such a beautiful town with open green spaces in between its Regency buildings; beautiful once you’ve navigated the near gridlocked roundabout over the open green spaces that is… At the school I was greeted by someone […]

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Wakefield Girls’ High School & St John’s Primary School visit

It’s been a busy week.  Monday kicked off with a visit to the junior department of Wakefield Girls’ High School. This is the school one of my characters, Brody Miller (After School Club series) ‘attends’ so it was particularly interesting for me to see inside! The classes and staff I met were fabulous; thank you […]

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Accidental Friends on Catalyst shortlist

I am delighted to announce that Accidental Friends has been shortlisted for the Catalyst Book Award. The award is chosen by teens in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.  The other shortlisted books are: The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin The Hundred Towered City by Garry Kilworth Lost Art by Simon Morden The winner will be announced on […]

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