I started a podcast! Twenty minute original, imaginative and adventurous stories for children aged 2-8ish/80. I’ve been completely delighted to hear of kids tuning in a loving the stories from all over the world.
If you or someone you know is trying to entertain kids at home in this time, I’d love to invite them to listen. It’s good for their imaginations, for their vocabulary; it gives their parents a 20 minute break and my kids, at least, think it’s a lot of fun.
The first series is all about Princess Isobel and the adventures she has with her friends Harriet the Hare and Ulred the Unicorn.
Have a listen :)
Listen to The Story Forest
My good friend Ian Harding read Clariel, which I’ve been really wanting to read for ages! He agreed to write a review for me – plus he’s an English teacher too so he knows what he’s talking about. Anyway, I still want to read this book, even if I’m lowering my expectations…
Thanks for the guest spot Anna.
I’ll begin by confessing that I’m a huge fan of Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom novels: Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen rank as some of my favourite reads of young adult fiction. So when I saw that Nix was bringing out a new novel focusing on the era before the Sabriel trilogy, I was excited to delve once again into the world of the Old Kingdom.
My awesome friend Luchia interviewed me for her radio show This Fine Social Scene which airs on East London radio. It was such fun talking about books and blogs etc – though more nerve wracking listening back to it! She also interviews a great guy who runs a print shop doing real prints.
I love editing other people’s writing, and don’t much like editing my own. I learned a lot about the process of it when I did a creative writing module at uni. We’d have to read out something we’d written, and the rest of the class would critique it. It was pretty scary! But this one tip is one of the best methods I use for editing whatever I am working on…
My good friend Verity (pictured) had way too much fun making up click bait titles for famous books, so here they are. Which books are these? And would you read them?
So, I’m writing a novel. I’ve always always wanted to write, and have got tonnes of snippets, a load of half done things and a few finished pieces (you can read some of them here). But even though it’s what I’ve dreamed of my whole life – still sometimes it’s really hard to make myself do.
I love this new EP from my friends Sats. Chilled and real, a great sound and perfect for your weekend. Give it a listen!