Monthly Archives: February 2014

Teachers: Ever thought of writing for kids?

Have you ever thought about having your own book published? I have, ever since reading The Secret Seven series more than 30 years ago. I’ve always assumed I would at some point manage to get a book published, seeing as I’d read so many books in my lifetime. I suppose I hoped that all the great literature I’d […]

Why I Love Central Milton Keynes Library

“Libraries are our friends.”   ―     Neil Gaiman Staring face to face with that paragon of materialism and retail therapy that is Milton Keynes Shopping Centre stands  Milton Keynes library. An ark for  all ages and backgrounds. Maybe it’s the last bastion of democracy  left in our town. Anyone can use it regardless of status, giving us all equal […]

What SCBWI has done for me!

A few weeks ago I joined SCBWI as a birthday present to myself. In September I’d decided on impulse to finally get round to writing all those books I’d been thinking about for years. As I started my own learning journey into being a children’s writer, I quickly spotted the SCBWI acronym popping up a lot […]