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‘…they could hardly kick the ball for nuts…’

I was featured in the Lincolnshire Echo last week. They were interested in a football report I’d uncovered in Lincoln Library about Nettie Honeyball and the British Ladies. As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog before (or my Girls FC books or Here Come the Girls), I have a bit of a soft sport […]

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Exclusive! New player joins the Parrs…

Have you ever wanted to be part of a book you’ve loved reading? Maybe sit next to Harry Potter in class? Or solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes? Lizzie Craven, one of my top Girls FC fans, has written a story in which she joins the Parrs. It was so good I wanted to share […]

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Book Signing with the Crewe Crew

Me with Lizzie Craven, future England and Everton Ladies goalkeeper I launched ‘Do Shinpads Come in Pink?’ yesterday at Waterstones in Crewe. Why Crewe and not somewhere nearer to home or a bit more glamorous (no offence, Crewe) I hear you ask?  Because of Lizzie Craven, that’s why. Lizzie loves the Girls FC books and […]


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Well done, Emily!

Last week I helped judge the Reading Agency’s Story Lab writing competition. iphone 6 plus rubber case I am delighted to reveal that 9-year old Emily Culshaw was the overall winner. I hope she’s enjoying her new laptop! Read Emily’s winning story, Red Man, Green Man, here. antigravity phone case for iphone 8 plus   […]

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What’s New?

Roll up! Roll up!  Hear all about the latest news from Helena Pielichaty.com What’s new? Book 11 of Girls FC comes out soon (June 7th).  Blurb: Amy Minter is different from the rest of the girls on the team. She’s soooo not in touch with her inner-footballer but as the season finishes and her time […]

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Happy World Book Day

OK. What character have you had to dress up as for World Book Day? Let me guess. Pippi Longstocking? Harry Potter? Or, if you’ve got really good taste: Girls FC fan and Everton U11s goalie Lizzie Craven as Megan at her school last year Perhaps your school has done something more inventive than dressing up?   A […]

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My friend Sue is an art teacher. In fact, my friend Sue is an outstanding art teacher, according to the latest Ofsted inspection at her school in Hertfordshire. She loves her job and has a high success rate in getting students into art college or on design courses. Despite that, when it comes to A level, some parents […]


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Writers’ Rooms…

I’ve just been browsing through one of my son’s books. It’s called ‘Artists in their Studios’ and is full of black and white images of various American artists in their … um… studios. Anyway, I thought you might like a nosy round my study, seeing as it’s fairly tidy at the moment. I suppose if […]


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We’re the Dream Team – a review

  There’s a fab review by children’s writer Adele Geras of  my Girls FC book We’re the Dream Team, Right? on a new review website called awfullybigreview  It’s rare to have a review of a book within a series – usually the first one is reviewed and that’s the last you hear. I’m chuffed Adele, who […]

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Selby High School

   First of all apologies for the late posting of this blog. It was thundering and lightning all evening so I daren’t switch on my computer. That’s how they die! Trust me, I’ve learned that one from experience. The other thing I’ve learned from experience is that I can tell what sort of a school […]

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