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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 to be nominated … 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 life with Asperger’s Syndrome. On the … 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 panel … 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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