Monthly Archives: August 2009

Librarians Rock!

Writers need libraries. Not just for the books. Not just for the DVDs, CDs, local history section, reference section, information about what’s on and the freedom to browse for as long as you wish when it’s pouring down with rain … Continue reading

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Librarians Rock!

Writers need libraries. Not just for the books. Not just for the DVDs, CDs, local history section, reference section, information about what’s on and the freedom to browse for as long as you wish when it’s pouring down with rain … Continue reading

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Quest Seekers in Clitheroe three…

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Quest Seeking continued…

More imaginative maps!

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Quest Seeking in Lancashire

I have just returned from two days in sunny Lancashire, taking part in the Library Services’ Quest Seekers summer scheme. I visited Clitheroe’s fabulous library first, working with families in what used to be the old court room. It did … Continue reading

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Meet my footy girls!

OK. Just how cool is this? My wonderful team brought to life by illustrator Sonia Leong.  I’m having post cards made. Well you would, wouldn’t you? So, let me introduce you. Starting with the players, back row, left to right:  … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year…

August means summer holidays and the start of the footy season and the middle of the cricket season and … the dreaded exam results. This week, A levels, next week GCSEs.  Watch for the headlines screaming ‘Dumbing Down Britain’ because … Continue reading

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Nettie Honeyball

Nettie Honeyball organised the first official women’s football match in 1895. Yep, 1895. In her honour, I named the league in my books after her and my team after Lily Parr of Dick, Kerr’s Ladies.  At the National Football Museum … Continue reading

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Girls FC launch part 2: Robyn Clancy

No book launch is complete without your own freestyler!  This is 17-year old student Robyn Clancy demonstrating her skills in the foyer of the National Football Museum.

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Girls FC Launch

Wednesday August 5th was the official launch of Girls FC and I couldn’t have asked for a better kick-off for the first four books in the series. Over eighty people turned up to join in the fun at the National … Continue reading

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