Invite to the Underwater Book Launch

Along with being a creative writing teacher, I’m also a children’s author. Today I’d like to invite you to join me at the launch of my second young adult novel, Underwater. The launch will be held at The Children’s Bookshop, 6pm on Thursday 3rd May.

Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

Flyer for Book Launch


Hope to see you there!


April School Holiday Writing Ideas 2

Today with have another guest author, Adelina Gotera, joining us to share a creative writing prompt. Adelina suggests gathering some “Loose parts” from around the house.

Loose Parts, a good prompt for creative writing

Photo of a bowl of marbles and stonesLoose parts are mobile materials which can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They can be natural things, such as leaves, sticks, stones or plants, or man-made such as clothes pegs, marbles, bits of fabric or buttons. Continue reading

School Holiday Writing Ideas

I hope you’re all enjoying the first day of the school holidays. If you’re looking for activities to do over the next two weeks, why not try some writing? To get you started, we have a special treat today. American author, Claire Youmans, is joining us and has a great list of creative writing prompts to help you come up with some new story ideas.


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Maddison (Age 9)

Drawing of bunny“I loved the holiday program and writing is my favourite activity at school. I’m looking forward to seeing you again because you are kind, funny and you’re a happy person.”