What, Why and How I Write

There’s an ongoing blog tour about the writing process in which authors answer the following four questions: 1. What am I working on? 2. How does my work differ from others in the genre? 3. Why do I write what I do? 4. How does my writing process work? If you’d like to know what my answers are, check out today’s blog post, here. Next week, the lovely Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope, will be posting her

Booktrust Best Book Awards

So, er … this. A new book prize has been announced: the Best Book Awards, run by a national reading charity called Booktrust. I love what they do. They’re all about getting people reading – adults and children – and they know that the way to get reading is to find something you love. They don’t care if it’s classic literature or a simple, funny book that makes you giggle. They’ve got the science to prove that reading changes lives

World Book Day – Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 …

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. When I see my agent next week and she asks me how far I’ve got with the new book and the answer is ‘My dog ate my homework’ … this is the real reason why. World Book Day. It turns out that World Book Day is actually World Book About-Two-Weeks and I’ve been visiting schools and talking to readers. Lots and lots of lovely readers. Readers who also write, lots of them, and

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