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Inspiration

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...

[caption id="attachment_781" align="alignnone" width="228"] From my 'Man in the Woods' story in Aquila, earlier this year, illustrated by Jillian Nickell[/caption] Short stories are brilliant fun, both to read and to write. The challenge is to captivate a child's imagination, tell a story and leave a lasting...

There have been so many exciting things going on lately that's it's been difficult to keep up. But I must mention a WONDERFUL visit to Broadclyst Community Primary School for World Book Day. I knew I was in for an amazing day when I was greeted by an...