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New football season

How did your team do last week? Or do you support someone in the Premier League, so your first match is tomorrow?  I went to the opening match of Huddersfield Town v Brentford and it was excellent. Apart from winning 2-1 (a novelty for us – we rarely win our opening matches) everything about the […]

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Good luck, Lionesses

How brilliant is it that the England Women’s football team (ranked 6th) has reached the semi-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada! They play Japan just after midnight (BST). I have to admit I wasn’t hopeful that they’d survive the group stage after their opening match against France but they’ve battled through and […]

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FA Girls’ Football Festival

So, how do writers spend their Saturdays? Well, this one spent Saturday in Peterborough at Netherton United FCs super ground selling Girls FC books at one of the FA’s Girls’ Football Festivals. The FA is running events like this up and down the country, aimed at bringing grassroots teams together to develop the women’s game. […]

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Adam Johnson reads from ‘Are All Brothers Foul?’

Get in there! I’m over the proverbial moon to announce that two of my books ‘Are All Brothers Foul?’ and ‘Here Come the Girls!’ are featured in this year’s Premier League Reading Stars Challenge brought to you by the mighty National Literacy Trust.                         […]

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Take the speed test

Collins, the publisher of my non-fiction title, Here Come the Girls! have devised this fabulous quiz based around the book. It’s great fun – have a go.  Collins is also offering a massive 20% discount off the book all through March because it’s their Book of the Month. Result!             […]

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Radio Nottingham

TV one week, radio the next… I could get used to this!  Today I was invited on to the Gareth Evans Show on Radio Nottingham.                               Gareth Evans ‘live’ on one of the screens in the BBC Radio Nottingham foyer   […]

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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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Here Come the Girls

Yes! My first non-fiction book is available now. It’s called Here Come the Girls and is a perfect companion for the Girls FC series. The book is part of the Collins Read On series which is targeted at 11-14 year-old reluctant readers. Anyone can read the book, though – it’s suitable for Y4-6 too.   […]

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Teenage Kicks

I’m heading for Derbyshire today to talk to librarians and young adults about young adult fiction. iphone 7 cases with charger The event is called Teenage Kicks and Bali Rai is the keynote speaker. iphone 6 case holder on back I’m sharing the final slot with Bali on ‘What publishers want.’   I’ve written three […]

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