What a warm and special welcome from librarian Hazel and the families at Torquay Library today! I thoroughly enjoyed our morning of pirate biscuit fun. Thank you so much for being such an enthusiastic audience!
As a teacher turned author, I often get asked by people working in schools how I started writing, how I find the time and for advice about taking the plunge.
Below are some things I do and have done, which might also help you get your project off the ground. It’s not exhaustive! So please feel free to share others in the comments.
Recently I had the honour of judging the annual children’s story competition for the ‘Leukaemia Cancer Society’. It was an absolute pleasure to play a part in this event, but the highlight had to be travelling to London to meet all the shortlisted children and to present the awards.
I am thrilled to say that I recently signed contracts for a new picture book!
I am thrilled to reveal the covers of my two new early readers with Maverick!
Today I visited Brixham Library for a story time session with a difference!
I knew to expect a great day, since Brixham delights in anything pirate, but I wasn’t expecting such a warm welcome and such enthusiastic books worms!
How did you spend National Biscuit Day 2018? I was lucky enough to be invited to Ocean Studios on The Royal William Yard, Plymouth, to test, taste and build biscuit rockets with Plymouth’s Children’s Book Group.
Following a lovely school visit for Book Week, I was thrilled to run a ‘Design a Character’ competition for the KS2 children at Leigham Primary School, Plymouth.
But, gosh! What a challenge! There were 164 smashing entries from Year 3 up to Year 6 and it was a tough, tough job!
I was presented with original, beautifully illustrated and very well thought out ideas. In fact, it was *so* tough that I had to call on some help from some writerly, illustrator friends!
It’s always exciting to hear someone somewhere has enjoyed reading your book, and no less when it’s a teacher sharing your creation with their class.