• Bye Bye Harry

    14 August 2011

    Aaargh!! Another long break between blogs!!! It's so hard to get back into the habit of blogging once you start to lapse. It was easier when I used to blog a lot about writing, when I was putting...

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  • The Guardian’s Top 10 shows

    05 August 2011

    I feel VERY chuffed to have been flagged up in The Guardian as one of their 10 Best Shows for families at the Edinburgh Festival!! You can check out their article here:...

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  • Shanville Monthly August

    02 August 2011

    The August issue of the Shanville Monthly is now online, with all the latest news (including tour news for October) and the next round of the Great Global Giveaway!! Check it out! ...

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  • July competition

    28 July 2011

    The very exctiing news for anyone who entered the July Shanville Monthly competition before the cut-off date is that EVERYONE is a winner!! Yes, I was able to find a prize for every entrant for...

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  • Tough times for newbloods

    26 July 2011

    There was a worrying article inthe Bookseller in the UK recently about the difficulties that children's authors are facing. You can read the full article here:...

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  • Ungroovy teachers!!

    22 July 2011

    I received the following email from a fan in Canada:


    It has always been my dream to write books. Since I could write I would write picture books. As my age progressed I started writing...

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