Monthly Archives: September 2012

New voting buttons: Who is your favourite character?

One of the questions I am asked a lot on school visits is who is my favourite character. I always say this is a bit like asking a mum or dad who their favourite child is – there’s no real … Continue reading

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Win a signed set of Girls FC books

Don’t miss the chance to win a full set of my Girls FC books. They’re signed, too!   The competition in the recent issue of She Kicks     All you have to do is tell She Kicks magazine what … Continue reading

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Allan Ahlberg

Did I mention I had the honour of introducing Allan Ahlberg at the Joined-Up Reading Conference on Sunday? What? Only A MILLION TIMES? Well, what do you expect?  To put how much that meant to me in to perspective, here … Continue reading

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre … Continue reading

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Joined-Up Reading

I’m busily preparing for the Joined- Up Reading Conference at Reading this weekend.   ‘Goose’ illustration by super-talented CWIG committee member Nicola Smee. ©Nicola Smee   The conference is being hosted by the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group, a branch of … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik

I’ve just spent five days in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with Mr P. I’ve never been to Croatia before but I would definitely go again. The climate is wonderfully warm and the long Dalmatian coastline  makes it a perfect holiday destination. Dubrovnik … Continue reading

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Premier League Reading Stars

I was in London earlier this week on a ‘training day’ for the National Literacy Trust’s Premier League Reading Stars Challenge.     The purpose of the challenge is  to motivate children to read for pleasure using football as the spur. … Continue reading

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Hackers

So sorry if you’ve been wondering where my blog has been. I was hacked. I’m nonplussed as to why anyone would want to hack a children’s writer’s blog but then I get nonplussed about many things. At the moment I’m … Continue reading

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