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Author: Amy Sparkes

Well, it was a rare treat which came in the post today: a contract for a novel! This is a children’s book I’ve been commissioned to write and I have 2 months to get the first draft in. With a baby who hardly sleeps day...

It’s great news that ‘Gruff’s Guide to Fairy Tale Land’ has gone off to print!! This alternative ‘travel guide’ features many favourite characters from classic fairy tales.  Benji Davies (who also illustrated ‘Hodge the Hedgehog’) has done a fantastic job with the book. The pictures...

Well, it’s been quite an eventful few days for my next book, ‘Gruff’s Guide to Fairy Tale Land’! I’ve been doing the penultimate edit for the book. These are always scary as they are so final. You can’t change your mind once it’s gone out...

A very big thank you to everyone who came along to the Hodge event on Saturday! It was really wonderful to see you all and it was delightfully busy. We had a great time making bookmarks and puppets of Hodge and his friends. I love...

I’m delighted after having a conversation with my literary agent…she loves the new book I submitted and is going to send it out! There’s always the element of doubt when you submit a book: is it just me that finds it amusing? Is it really...