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Author: Amy Sparkes

Well, congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted for The People’s Book Prize 2010/11. I am, of course, absolutely delighted that ‘Gruff’s Guide to Fairy Tale Land’ is among them. And a big thank you to all who voted – not just for my...

Just back from my second school visit in 3 days. And it’s just wonderful! I don’t bother feeling nervous anymore, as I know it’s going to be fun. I took ‘Gruff’s Guide to Fairy Tale Land’ to Years 1 & 2 today and it was...

Have you ever had a recurring dream or nightmare? Or maybe just a scene which plays itself over and over again while you sleep? For 2 nights running I've dreamt about the same scene. And I'm yet to figure out the significance (there must be...

Well, week 1 has already been and gone on my ‘Writing Children’s Books’ course . As always, it was thoroughly enjoyable. What else could it be when you’re in a room surrounded by people enthusiastic about writing for children? Each course I teach is slightly...

I was really touched to see a fantastic review on Amazon for Gruff.  Click the link below to read it. It’s lovely to think people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! http://amzn.to/euICCC...