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Sheffield

Just back from appearing with fellow writers Tanya Landman and Steve Voake at Sheffield Hallam University. We were giving a talk to 3rd year student teachers about different ways to use books in the classroom and how important it is to feature children’s literature and stories in lessons. I have no idea how it went; I […]

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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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To IBBY with love…

Last year I had a request from Nikki Gamble, who helps run the fabulous and informative Write Away website (www.writeaway.org.uk), asking for a contribution towards the grand IBBY auction of 2012. IBBY (International Board for Books for Young People) was founded in Zurich in 1953 to ‘promote international understanding through children’s books.’ Well, I reckoned […]

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