Duran Duran

On being slightly weird…and fitting in

When I was a teenager, I never felt like I fitted in. On the surface, nobody could tell. I was lucky – I always had lots of friends and boyfriends and I was never bullied – but I always felt slightly apart from the people I hung around with. My teenage diary is full of…

Leading a Double Life …

On my website, I list “spy” as one of the career choices I’d decided on as a child, but this is another kind of double life.  There’s me the writer of novels for children and young people and me … the poet.  I’d like to say I have a different hat and everything, but nope,…

Fiona Dunbar, Poet (not)

I’ve been having a huge clear-out. I mean MASSIVE. This is a bit like dying, in that I’ve been avoiding it for a long time, and my whole life has been flashing before me.  So from time to time I’ll be sharing with you some of the things I’ve come across – the things I’m saving.…