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As I mentioned in my previous blog I’ve been to Spain for a few days visiting my mum. iphone 6 shockproof phone case She’s lived there for about twelve years now and I can see the attraction – the weather is wonderful. I had to scrape ice off my car before I could drive to […]


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Is your teacher a secret writer?

I used to be a teacher. I taught for over twenty years, on and off, between 1978 and 2000. I taught in primary, middle and secondary schools of all shapes and catchment areas. I taught English, geography, maths, RE, PE… you name it, I’ve taken lessons in it.  Here I am with my first tutor group in 1978. I’ve […]

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Have you ever met someone and been instantly blown away by them?  That happened to me yesterday. I was at a one day conference given by CWIG (Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group).  In the audience were 90 CWIG members, a mixture of writers, poets and illustrators.  Librarians and readers would have died and gone to heaven if they’d walked […]


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That Friday Feeling

Yey! It’s Friday. If I coould leap in the air like Marta, the ace Brazillian footballer, I would. There’s something about Friday’s that’s different from the rest of the week. It’s not just that you’ve got the whole of the weekend ahead of you but that you’ve put the rest of the week behind you, too.  […]

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Top Ten Teen Reads from the Book Trust

   I’m delighted that Anne Cassidy’s (www.annecassidy.com)  book Looking for JJ has been included on the Book Trust’s all time Top Ten Teen Books.  Looking for JJ did what all good books do – it broke the mould. Just as Melvin Burgess’s Junk blew everyone away when it tackled drugs head-on in an honest yet non-preachy […]

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Follow me on Twitter

 Not satisfied with having enough to distract me from my writing I am now on Twitter. This is Anne Cassidy’s fault so I can blame her for shortening my attention span even further!  Actually, I don’t know why I didn’t join earlier. It’s brilliant for linking to new blogs and keeping up to date with trends […]

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