Amy Sparkes
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Author: Amy Sparkes

Well, it's true I'm not the most organised and tidy of people (I blame my creative genes) and although this can cause endless stress and hassle, sometimes it brings about a pleasant surprise. While tidying a couple of days ago, I came across some notes for...

One of the things I find truly inspiring is listening to music. So when I went for a long journey the other day, on went the CD player in my car. Perhaps because I'm a musician as well as a writer, I respond well to...

I was absolutely delighted to see that Gruff has been longlisted for The People’s Book Prize! There are 7 books in the children’s category and the public are given the opportunity to vote for their favourite book. This year, rather helpfully, you can also read...

It was wonderful to have such a great turnout for Gruff’s launch on Saturday 5th March - thanks to everyone who came. The room was actually overflowing and everyone seemed to enjoy the craft activities and the reading. It’s always a pleasure to run activities...

I was absolutely delighted when my lovely editor posted me down the only copy of ‘Gruff’s Guide to Fairy Tale Land’ currently in the UK! I know I’m biased, but I think it looks great! And credit is due to my editor, Lucy, my fantastic...