I was very pleased to present prizes to the winners of the Paws n Claws Writing Compeition in London! Well done everyone!
28 May was the final deadline for voting for the 'The Secret City' which was a finalist in the Children's section of the People's Book Prize. Thank you everyone for voting but I'm afraid that Burly & Grum didn't win this time. They had a lot of fun though!
I worked with Vicci and Karina on the creative writing and community art project they created, Imagine In-Print, as part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival. It was a lot of fun!
Kate was proud to be asked to be part of the judging panel for the Paw n Claws Writing Competition for children!
Sunday, 1 September 2013:
Burly & Grum and The Secret City is a finalist for the People's Book Prize (Childrens' Section).
Monday, 10 June 2013:
I spoke to over 120 children at Our Lady & St George's Primary School in Walthamstow about the Burly & Grum books and the importance of taking care of animals and the environment.
St Pancras Station, London (11.30am). The Born Free Foundation worked with the Clinton Partnership in a project called Tiger Tracks to produce the world’s biggest tiger event at one of the world’s biggest stations over for three weeks in March 2013. There were lots of tiger-related activities and I was very proud to be part of this event. Pat Scullion read The Tiger's Tale to an audience of young children - it was great fun!
Thursday, 7 February 2013 (11am)
Chancellor Park Primary School, Chelmsford
I visited Chancellor Park school and spoke to 120 children between ages 7-11 about writing. I had an absolutely brilliant time with them - I've never signed so many autographs! Many than both staff and pupils for making me feel so welcome.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Jeff Rivera is a well respected author and media personality, so when he asked if he could interview me (a) I had to pinch myself and (b) I said yes, of course! Here is the interview, and thank you Jeff!
Tuesday, 5 February 2013:
Barbican Children's Library - Children's Review Group.
The Reading Group were given The Birthday Surprise to review and I went along to see what they thought of it. These were some of the comments: "each page makes you want to read more", "I liked everything!", "I loved Burly because he was kind".
The Burly & Grum short story 'Burly & Grum and the Tiger's Tale' is now available to download from Amazon! All proceeds will go to the Born Free Foundation and The Environmental Investigation Agency.
In 2012 I was interviewed by Steve Scruton on BBC Essex! I spoke about the Burly and Grum books, self publishing and how I started along the indie route. If you'd like to listen to it, then please click on the above link.
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Burly and Grum are interviewed by Kitty Bullard from Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community!
When my friend Gemma asked me if I would give an author interview for her blog Dreams of Life in the Country I said yes of course! Thank you Gemma!