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Author: Amy Sparkes

A great big, troll-sized thank you to the fabulous children of the Chatterbooks group and the staff at Eastbourne Library for inviting me in on Saturday. I used to visit the library regularly as a little girl and later as a student, so it was especially lovely to...

It was my pleasure to interview Pip Jones and Nikki Sheehan for my latest Writing Magazine article about imaginary friends.  Pip Jones' Squishy McFluff is an invisible cat - the imaginary friend of the oh-so-slightly-mischievous Ava. It appeals delightfully to young children. Whereas Nikki Sheehan's Who Framed Klaris Cliff? is a...

I was thrilled when I was asked to  judge the poems written by the Wilcombe Primary School Foundation Stage. But after reading all the wonderful poems these young children had written, one word sprang to mind...

This week (9-15 October) is Baby Loss Awareness Week. It's a week where bereaved parents, relatives and friends remember the all-too-brief lives of their babies. Babies who touched their lives for just a little while but will live in their hearts forever. Over 4000 babies are...