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Portsmouth, October 19th, 2015

I’ve been invited by the Portsmouth School Library Service (a wonderful group, serving school libraries in the area) for a day of school visits. A few years ago, MetaWars was shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award, and it was a real pleasure to go and meet so many amazing students, teachers, and librarians as part […]

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On Tour

The one aspect of being a writer nobody prepared me is the solitary nature of the job – it’s just you, your imagination, and fictional characters. But every now and again, I get out from behind the writing desk (probably much to my editor’s annoyance…who’s waiting on a new book) and go from utter solitude to hyper […]

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On The Road

In the run up to World Book Day, I’ve unshackled myself from the writing desk and am flinging myself up and down the UK to talk to students as part of the MetaWars 4.0 Book Tour. I love doing school visits.  It’s a chance to get out of my own bubble to meet young readers […]

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Imagine Greater

Last night I was fortunate enough to be invited to the kickoff party for the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Festival – a two-week celebration of reading and storytelling sponsored by The Book People. Three iconic authors were invited to speak to the assembled great and good of children’s publishing. Michael Rosen rightfully articulated the need to […]

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