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Plugged in, tuned out?

  Last week I was walking my wee Westie, Angus, as I often do, while listening to a podcast. I download them on to my smart phone – documentaries, dramas and comedy. From Brian Cox and Robin Ince talking Astrophysics on The Infinite Monkey Cage to Just a Minute with Nicolas Parsons, it’s fantastic to…

Godbyes and Endings Catherine Johnson

It’s almost the end of the summer. I haven’t had a holiday this year as I have been TOO BUSY. But when i was growing up I would go, every summer, to my Grandparents (I called them Nain and Taid which is Welsh) in North Wales. Because my Mum was a teacher we’d be there…

ArtyClarty!

I am having great fun at the moment with my art supplies. There are paints, crayons and coloured pencils all over my desk. I am working on a new series of stories and at this stage it is all about playing and exploring. I am also making felted models as part of my illustrations –…

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Puppies and their writers

You aren’t going to get much sense from me today as I’ve just got a puppy. Archie joins Caspar in our dog-friendly home so cue the cute photos. Funnily enough though, this did prompt me to think between mopping duties that being a writer and having a dog must be just about the best combination.…

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Aren’t Book Covers Brilliant?

I’m very excited. I’ve just seen the cover for the first book of my new series, Unicorn in New York: Louie Lets Loose! There it is. Just up there ^^^. I love it. It won’t be on the shelves until February, but I couldn’t wait to share it because I think it’s gorgeous – for which I can…

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A GUEST BLOG FROM HUW POWELL

Huw Powell is the author of  SPACEJACKERS, an exciting new book series about space pirates. Huw wrote his first stories for friends and family. These days he has a much wider audience and regularly speaks at schools, libraries and festivals. Rumour has it that Huw never fastens the top button on his shirt and he always wears…