Frightening Yourself

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year, because I love scary stories. Whether they’re told aloud, or in a book or on a screen, they always make me more interested than other kinds. The not-scary ones. Sometimes, people think that children (girls especially) should be protected from the scary kinds of stories,…

Turning to Jelly by Candy Guard

A GUEST BLOG FROM JELLY ROWNTREE

Back, by popular demand, the exclusive diary reveal from Jelly Rowntree. Some readers may remember we first published this last month. This is for those of you who missed it! Do you remember Jelly Rowntree? She was here recently, giving away copies of her debut book, ‘Turning to Jelly’.  Well now she’s back, with a secret extract…

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Thinking of ideas

Hello! I’m very excited at the moment. Us Minus Mum has been long listed for the UK Literacy Awards. I have to wait now until the spring to see if it’s short listed. I’ve also just published my new and greatly improved website. Click here to visit it. I love this time of year! I love…

It’s that time of year again…

…When we pull the curtains, light the lamps, and tuck ourselves away from the darkening evenings and worsening weather. Soon the clocks will go back. Soon it will be Halloween and Bonfire Night. I’m going to blog about this now as I won’t be posting nearer those dates. When I was a child Bonfire Night…