Cheltenham Literary Festival

When last you heard from me, I was gunning to finish the draft of The Next Book. I had built up a head of steam, and was bearing down on the dénouement, when I was felled by my mortal enemies: sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and coughing. It was a whopper, by my lurgie standards, […]

By |2010-12-17T17:07:54+00:00October 20th, 2010|About My Books, Events|Comments Off on Cheltenham Literary Festival

London Book Fair 2010

Keeping calm and carrying on.

Well, I lucked out this time. I bought a train ticket to London and worried that there might be a train signalmen’s strike…but who knew that the volcano would blow and suddenly trains looked pretty good?

This was my second time ever at the London Book Fair, but my first time as […]

By |2010-12-17T17:24:52+00:00April 22nd, 2010|About My Books, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on London Book Fair 2010

SCBWI Scotland’s Summer Conference

Calling all aspiring children’s book writers and illustrators!

The Scottish chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has just published its schedule for the 2010 Summer Conference, featuring top authors and illustrators, including Jane Yolen, Bob Harris, Elizabeth Wein, Nicola Morgan, Sara Pinto, Gillian Philip, Keith […]

By |2010-04-05T13:43:34+00:00April 5th, 2010|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Events, News|Comments Off on SCBWI Scotland’s Summer Conference