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I’m very honoured to have been chosen to be the next Chair of CWIG, the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group of the Society of Authors. I’ll take over...

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I’m studying again!

Yep, I’m back to school. Well, university. I’m doing a Diploma in Youth Counselling with the Institute of Counselling, accredited to Glasgow Caledonian University via the Scottish Credit and...

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Work experience with an author – Iona, a star

Recently, a 13 year-old girl, Iona, came to me for a week’s work experience. I nearly said no but I’m so glad I didn’t! Although I’d had an...

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Thanks to me from them and to them from me

I had a lovely surprise the other day when I discovered that an S2/3 class at Larbert High School had made a wonderful display to thank me for being their...

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Readaxation (again) at #edbookfest

Yesterday I discovered, to my astonishment, that my main #edbookfest event on teenage stress and reading for pleasure had sold out already. Immediately, a load of people said,...

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