As a children’s writer the line between the real and the imaginary is often blurred, so imagine my excitement when I heard that it is entirely possible to build an aerodynamic biscuit rocket!
There was a real buzz at Blackpool C of E Primary School today, as the Key Stage One and Reception classes joined me for a morning of story writing and a special assembly.
I have the best news to start the New Year!
Oliver and his pirate mice are on their way to Korea, spreading their love of biscuits and adventure.
It was wonderful to be a part of Devon Book Group‘s third birthday celebrations in Dartmouth.
Book lovers came out in force in the mizzle and drizzle to hear from six writers (myself included) to visit and browse the local bookshops (Dartmouth Community Bookshop and Dartmouth Bookseller) It was also National Book Shop Day #bookshopday so an extra reason to get together to chat and eat cake.
Ok, so maybe I’m biased, but hundreds of smiling, laughing, applauding families can’t be wrong! I mean… there were even songs!
To celebrate the publication of my Maverick early reader with Sophia Touliatou, ‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ I thought I’d share a little bit about how the new book came about since early readers can be something of a mystery to authors.
World Book Day shines a spotlight onto the subject of books and reading all over the world and this year I was lucky enough to spend the week with a large array of children and adults, many of them dressed as their favourite book characters!
Yesterday we returned to Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth, almost a year to the day that ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits’ was first launched!
This time we were celebrating the news that Oliver and the pirate mice will be published as an early reader (purple band) by Maverick Books, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou.
I’ve wracked my brain for another, more interesting, way to start this post but I just can’t think of anything more original than… where *has* the year gone?