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Good morning folks…

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you are feeling more like the guy on the left of my photo than the one on the right today!  I took this last week when I was in Old Trafford for the League 1 play-offs. I love the busy feel of the shot, don’t you?  I’m heading off for Manchester […]


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2010 Highlights

Sorry I’m a day later with this – I felt sluggish again yesterday. This flu bug doesn’t want to let me go just yet. OK, I’ve got my calendar in front of me. Let’s go!   January: I had my first CWIG meeting in London. CWIG is the children’s writers and illustrators branch of the Society of […]

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Newbold Community College

 I was honoured to kick off Book Week at Newbold Community College in Chesterfield today. I have been to Newbold a few times before but this was my first time in their new, bold school building. My, it was smart. Like a castle but with better lighting. Newbold is lucky because it has Sally Jones […]

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Rishworth Rocks!

 Tom Plamer and I kicked off a new season of Reads United events at Rishworth School near Saddleworth and Halifax in Yorkshire yesterday. Y5/Y6 from surrounding primary schools (hello St John’s, Ripponden and Heathfield) and Y7 from Rishworth School came ot the school’s vast sports hall to hear us speak. As you can see, Tom and […]

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Put down the pen, get out the car keys…

 It’s time for the balancing act again – school visits and events v. writing. My job is, of course, to write but I also have to promote my books. For a children’s writer that means going into schools and libraries and meeting children, stunning them with my brilliance, then coming home again. Today I’m driving to […]

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A – Zedh at Fulham Library

I was deep in to Chelsea and Fulham FC territory yesterday for a visit to Fulham Library as part of the Premier League Reading Stars Scheme. The PLRS Scheme is run by the sports’ charity Football Foundation (www.footballfoundation.org.uk) and is in its 8th year of encouraging children to read using the dual powers of sport […]

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Goodbye 2009

‘The Old Year’s gone away To nothingness and night’ – John Clare It’s been a busy one. My writing highlights include: 1. Having the first 6 books in the GIRLS FC series published by Walker Books. Being particularly proud of ‘What’s Ukrainian for Football?’ 2. Launching the series at the National Football Museum, Preston, in […]

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Leeds United 2 Huddersfield Town 2

Ask any football supporter and they will tell you that there are some matches in a season that matter more than others.  For a Huddersfield Town supporter, it’s when they play Leeds United.  Judging by the attendance at Saturday’s match – a massive 36,726 – the feeling is mutual. Town did the double (won home […]

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