This story comes from my late mother’s side of the family I was brought up in. I am no blood relative – but I cannot forget it. Continue reading
. . . comes the muck cart, as my Grandfather Spink used to say.
I won a prize! Not just by chance but for one of my short stories. This has made me glad for all sorts of reasons . . . Continue reading
It might not seem the most obvious concern in stories for younger readers, but what about a change in finances? Continue reading
A few practical ideas for my friends in the world of children’s books. Continue reading
One of the features of a book worth reading is its voice. On panel events at festivals etc you will hear that publishers and agents are always seeking for a work with a distinctive voice.
What does that actually mean? Continue reading