Cripes, I’ve just realised I haven’t blogged since June! In case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to, here’s a quick newsflash (actually, there's four of them): NEWSFLASH 1: In July I was commissioned to write another book. This time it was a pocket wellbeing/self-help book. I’m never sure whether I’m allowed to reveal… Continue reading Writing news (another book!)
Tag: Roald Dahl
Top writers tell all
I was poking about in the ‘library’ at work last week. It’s a creaky room in the eaves of the publishing company where they store all the titles they’ve released. As I glanced about me, my eyes were drawn upwards to a title I hadn't noticed before. Sitting on a shelf right above the door were the… Continue reading Top writers tell all
Adults need magic too!
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl Roald Dahl is my hero. James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox…these are the books that made my childhood magical. ‘Magical’ is not a word I use much as an adult. But when I… Continue reading Adults need magic too!
You don’t have to grow up (not entirely)
Here is a conversation I have with myself quite regularly: ME 1: You are too immature. Writing children’s books and collecting children’s illustrations and cards and prints. Really! It’s time you grew up. ME 2: But David Walliams hasn’t grown up. And he’s written several bestselling children’s books. ME 1: It’s OK for David Walliams.… Continue reading You don’t have to grow up (not entirely)