The Times/Chicken House Children’s Author Competition

Dust off your children’s book manuscript and sharpen it up. Here’s a competition offering a nice advance. Chicken House is a UK publisher with a great reputation. Good luck!

If you find you need a bit of online advice on your writing, head to Help! I Need A Publisher, Nicola Morgan’s blog. I’ve […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:13+00:00August 6th, 2009|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing|Comments Off on The Times/Chicken House Children’s Author Competition

Back from Arvon

An inspirational week at Totleigh Barton in Devon


Totleigh Barton Sketch by Teresa Flavin
I disappeared off the radar last week to attend in a five day Arvon residential writing course in deepest rural Devon and I am still buzzing from the amazing time I had. […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:14+00:00May 29th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Back from Arvon

Gayle Forman and Carmen Reid in Glasgow

Ever since I was chomped by the writing bug, I have made it my business to attend as many author appearances and read as much children’s fiction as I can. It’s all part of acquainting myself with the writing side of the children’s and young adult book industry. And anything that involves venturing out of […]

By |2009-06-05T17:29:08+00:00May 13th, 2009|Books and Publishing, News|Comments Off on Gayle Forman and Carmen Reid in Glasgow