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Reading Is Like Running

You will probably be given a new set text for this term. I have spoken to children who’ll be reading Anne Frank, Frankenstein, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , The Twits, How to Train Your Dragon and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. I look forward to hearing many more - do get in touch and let me know 

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Try Your Hand at a Ghost Story

Ghost Stories – we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction! 

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Book Reviewing

This has been a week to attend to the frilly bits of life as a writer. I have been doing lots of Instagram posts - thanks for all the likes - and lots of reading.  

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Book Fairies

My manuscript edit is over and the fourth draft has gone to test readers! I feel bereft - it’s like setting a favourite pet free and hoping it will come back! The good thing is that I can now focus on some of my other 

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Our Castle By The Sea

Growing up in a lighthouse, 11-year-old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels, and stories about sea monsters.  

 

Teachers - have you discovered @BookPenPals? A new initiative pairing authors & illustrators with schools to make reading recommendations via postcards. They're pretty oversubscribed, but if you're interested it might be worth getting your name on the waiting list. They have some fabulous authors on board.