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Farewell, CWIG…

So how was 2013 for you?  One of my main achievements was as Chair of the Society of Authors’ Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG).  I helped design and research information for a survey on the Value of Author Visits in Schools. The purpose of the survey was to provide evidence for Ofsted to show  what a […]

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre (holding Allan Ahlberg’s bear – don’t tell him), me, Nicola Smee (all CWIG committee members […]


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Joined-Up Reading

I’m busily preparing for the Joined- Up Reading Conference at Reading this weekend.   ‘Goose’ illustration by super-talented CWIG committee member Nicola Smee. ©Nicola Smee   The conference is being hosted by the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group, a branch of the Society of Authors. Somehow – and I’m still not sure how this happened – […]

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Day trip to London

I went to London yesterday for a meeting with the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (I am a committee member – be impressed – be very impressed). I arrived at King’s Cross Station where this was sticking out of the wall: Then I caught the tube to South Kensington where I had a bowl of coffee: […]


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