Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Joyeux Noël Fröhliche Weihnachten Felices Pascuas Buon Natale Nadolig Llawen Noeliniz kutlu olsun Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi shonas duit Gledelig Jul Vrolijk Kerstmas Wesolych Swiat    


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Farewell, CWIG…

So how was 2013 for you?  One of my main achievements was as Chair of the Society of Authors’ Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG).  I helped design and research information for a survey on the Value of Author Visits in Schools. The purpose of the survey was to provide evidence for Ofsted to show  what a […]

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Rats & Writing Squads

I’ve just had two brilliant days in Denbighshire, North Wales. I spent Tuesday with the pupils of Ysgol Esgob Morgan. This school, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, is no ordinary school. How can it be when its head teacher, Tim Redgrave, came up with the Patron of Reading idea? Not only that, he chose me […]

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