Tag Archives: Catherine Johnson

Carnegie Medal Longlist Controversy

I was once nominated for the Carnegie medal; it was back in 1999 for Simone’s Letters. I can’t tell you how delighted I was – the Carnegie Medal was the children’s book award as far as I was concerned and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daughters of Time

I’ve been catching up with my reading lately. I have devoured a few books for adults: Kate Atkinson’s award-winning Life After Life, Matt Haig’s brilliant The Humans and Look Me in the Eye by John Robison, a non-fiction title about … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

Wow! And wow again! Just back from the Joined -Up Reading Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG) Conference in Reading. It went really well, thanks for asking, though there were glitches with the sounds system which meant some of the … Continue reading

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Accidental Friends and other near misses…

My YA book ‘Accidental Friends’ was mentioned in a blog last week. Go me!  It was written by fellow children’s writer Catherine Johnson on the An Awfully Big Blog Adventure forum (a subsidiary of the Scattered Authors’ Society). While I was … Continue reading

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Writers who lunch…

I had to go to London yesterday for a CWIG (Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group) meeting.  As the meeting didn’t begin until 3.00 pm I arranged to meet up with fellow writers Catherine Johnson, Joshua Lacey and Lily Hyde for … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming!

It’s cold and frosty outside and I’m skint so it must be nearly Christmas! I do love Christmas – apart from the usual reason – the giant Toblerones – it means I have genuine displacement activities to do .  While … Continue reading

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