Tuesday, 21 February 2012

When Dinosaurs Ruled My World

There's something of a dinosaur theme in the air this week. Last night I was lucky enough to go along to the Orion Publishing Authors' Party - a gorgeously glamorous affair, held in the central hall of the Natural History Museum in London, where we gathered in the shadow of the gargantuan - and beautifully illuminated - diplodocus. And this morning, the programme for the children's section of the Cambridge Wordfest Literary Festival was published on-line - featuring my workshop, Dinosaur Detectives - the subject matter chosen to tie in with the appearance in April of Book 7 of the Adventure Island series (The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery). I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be part of the fabulous Wordfest line-up!

Monday, 6 February 2012


note to self
Freezing temperatures, delayed trains and overcrowded trains did their best to thwart my quest, but there was no stopping me getting to the SCBWI Masterclass in London today. Staying Motivated and Beating Procrastination All Year Long was just what the doctor ordered as we head into a cold and frosty slump-tastic February. Bekki Hill (aka The Write Coach) ran the workshop, supplying us all with buckets full of good advice, perfectly tempered with warmth, wit and wisdom.