Monthly Archives: February 2012

More lunches with more legends…

*Namedropping alert*  If you read my blog because you like books and children’s authors you are in for a treat. This weekend was the bi-annual meeting of the Scattered Authors’ Society in a top secret location somewhere in the UK (Peterborough).   I had a great time. I’ve been a member of the SAS for over […]

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Lunch with a Legend

   I had lunch with children’s author Gwen Grant today. It’s thanks to Gwen I’m a published writer. She took me under her wing when I was starting out and  allowed me to bombard her with my inept rantings. It’s through her generosity, kindness, encouragment that I found enough confidence to start sending work out to publishers. And […]

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Art

My friend Sue is an art teacher. In fact, my friend Sue is an outstanding art teacher, according to the latest Ofsted inspection at her school in Hertfordshire. She loves her job and has a high success rate in getting students into art college or on design courses. Despite that, when it comes to A level, some parents […]

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James Riordan 1936-2012

I was sad to discover children’s writer James Riordan has died of a brain tumour. He was 76. Jim was a lovely guy. I met him at an author  party at Oxford University Press. I don’t know how we got chatting but I’m so glad we did. Beneath that debonair appearance was a down-to-earth bloke who liked a drink […]

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This is what I did today…

…I handed over my Girls FC 12 to Caz Royds, my editor at Walker Books. Wahoo! Now I want you all to go away and do a victory dance for me, please. I don’t care how silly you look; this is cause for celebration. Turn that music up louuuuuuuuuuuud, dudes xx

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Don’t you just hate it when…

… you go on a writer’s blog and there’s nothing new?  Or they do that feeble ‘Sorry it’s been so long since I blogged but I’ve been soooo busy’ bobbins? Me too. Anyway, sorry it’s been so long since I blogged…   … but this little baby is taking up all my time. I know […]

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