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15 competition winners!

Whew! We had a FANTASTIC response to our big giveaway, and I’m delighted to announce the winners of the five fab books that were on offer! Congrats to Jacqueline Fawcett, George Wright and Freya Lovstrom, who all win a copy of THE BENEATH   Hurrah for Kulsuma Begum Wendy Ellis and Sophie Martin, who will…

WE HAVE THREE WINNERS. Elizabeth Osborne, Jeremy Hards and Sarah Flecks have all just won a copy of Sarah Govett’s debut novel, The Territory. CONGRATULATIONS. Books in the post to you soon.

CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Hi Girls Heart Bookers! This is just a quick reminder that my Completely Cassidy short story competition (with superstar judges Cathy Cassidy, Karen McCombie and Kelly McKain!) closes on 30th April. You could win £100 of Usborne books and a £50 Paperchase voucher so get those stories polished and send them in! More details here,…

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Anne with an ‘e’

I’m currently working on a retelling of the classic novel, Anne of Green Gables for a series called Big Cats. It’s the first time I’ve worked on a project like this but I was delighted to be asked as Anne is one of my favourite characters ever. She’s funny, honest and remarkably resilient, a true…

Role Models

Hello all! Today I thought I’d talk to you about Role Models. I did a workshop about them for this lovely conference, with two very cool gangs of 11-13 year old young women. It was really great to get the chance to chat and make bracelets and talk about who we considered a Role Model…

Friendship – Write About It!

If you think friends are worth shouting about, here’s your chance!  This writing competition is for girls ages 11-13, 14-16, and 17-18.  The story is to be fictional – the maximum length is 1000 words – the deadline is Friday 3rd July 2015 – and the theme is FRIENDSHIP! So why not give it a go…