The Importance of Bedtime Stories

The Importance of Bedtime Stories

JK Rowling has been quoted as saying “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp”, which always makes me wonder what the context of this quote is. Was she speaking with Government Ministers who were threatening to send every child to...
Being A Bookworm

Being A Bookworm

The stereotype of a bookworm is a girl (or boy) wearing glasses, pale skin, no style and no social skills. I certainly tick some of those boxes. I feel, though, that I have other attributes and interests to take me beyond that stereotype. And, in fact, a stereotype is...
World Book Day

World Book Day

When nearly every day brings another “celebration” it may be difficult to get enthused about yet another day. I hope, though, that you’ll join me in celebrating World Book Day. Read on for your special discount code. The purpose of the day may have...
Inspiration

Inspiration

I am often asked where I get inspiration for my stories.I’m also often given story concepts and told to write a book about that. Some even go on to describe the story in detail. My response: they should write the book themselves. After all, ‘everyone has a...