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Did I tell you the one about when I met the Sheriff of Nottingham…

Yesterday was Alan Sillitoe day in Nottingham (www.sillitoe.com) . Alan Sillitoe was born and brought up in the city.  Despite grinding poverty as a child and having a brutal and illiterate father, Alan grew up to be one of England’s finest writers of the 20th century. Several of his books were made into films but the one he is probably […]

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Put down the pen, get out the car keys…

 It’s time for the balancing act again – school visits and events v. writing. My job is, of course, to write but I also have to promote my books. For a children’s writer that means going into schools and libraries and meeting children, stunning them with my brilliance, then coming home again. Today I’m driving to […]

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Accidental Friends on two more shortlists!

Accidental Friends, my teen book published last year, has been nominated for two more shortlists. The first is run by Birmingham Libraries and is called the KS3Chills Award. This is one voted for by readers using an X-factor type system. Every week, the two titles with the least votes are ‘splatted.’  Readers’ opinions about the […]

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