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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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