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Getting away from the desk

Here’s my writing desk, and sometimes I fear that I spend far too much time here. Mostly though, I know how fortunate I am. Because of the time I spend writing, I have found my way into a wonderful world, where I’m allowed to hang out with fellow writers, and young readers of my books.…

Weird-wookies

Comic-Con Cosplayers Assemble

Hello! Last month I promised I’d let you know how I got on at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Well, it was a crazy, crazy time. You have never seen so many people in one place. The entire convention centre was heaving with comic, book, TV, film and toys fan. I appeared on a…

Ducklings!

How to see the world through fresh eyes

We have just had a German exchange student to stay with us for a week. We hit the jackpot, exchange students wise. He was polite, friendly, with a good sense of humour and he actually looked you in the eye when he talked to you. It felt like quite a responsibility to have somebody else’s…

Thoughts of Autumn

Don’t hate me. You’ve just broken up from school, and I’m dreaming of autumn days. It’s not that I don’t love the endless summer holidays – reading in the garden, eating ice-pops; swimming in the sea and eating sandy sandwiches – but autumn has always been the jewel in the year’s seasonal crown for me. I…