I’ve never read so much historical YA in one hit and there’s more to come!  Here are three of my favorites so far

I’m almost finished reading Lucy Coats Cleo too, another cracker- my brain is learning so much stuff it may burst!


Lovely Lucy Coats and her beautiful book Cleo

I had planned to blog about attending Lucy Coats’ fabulous book launch for her new book Cleo last night.  Continue Reading »

Terrible Cat Drawing

Terrible Cat Drawing

 To my endless shame I bare all about my picture book failings over at The Picture Book Den…http://picturebookden.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-worlds-most-awful-picture-book.html

Thanks for having me PBD Team – Hope I didn’t drag the tone down too much…

V. Kathryn Evans:

Useful resource if you don’t have an agent.

Originally posted on Lou Treleaven, writer:


You can’t get published without an agent, and you can’t get an agent without being published – or so the adage goes. Thankfully, there are still a few children’s book publishers who are happy to wade through the ‘slush pile’, that teetering tower of manuscripts we imagine fill up a corner of the office, each one representing an agent-less writer who is hoping against hope that they might be plucked from obscurity. So in the spirit of writerly comradeship here is my current list of writer-friendly children’s fiction publishers in the UK who still accept unsolicited manuscripts.  Check their website guidelines and submit away, but please do correct me if I’ve made any errors or incorrect assumptions. NB   Where there is a link, I have endeavoured to take you, the linkee, to the submissions guidelines page of the publisher’s website; where that is not possible I…

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Knitbone Pepper book cover

Knitbone Pepper

Regular readers will gather, from the huge gap in posts, that Phase 2 of Editing More of Me has been somewhat more stressful than Phase 1. There are a number of reasons for this: Continue Reading »


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