Little Hazelnut

The pop-up picture book that brings you closer to nature. * It’s almost spring – can’t you feel it? The green is sprouting in the park and the birds are shaking out their winter feathers as if to say, “Bring it on, 2018.” With those longer days fast-approaching, I wanted a book that made me […]

Busy with Books!

It’s been busy, busy, busy up here! So much to do before the end of the semester, but the caffeine is pulling me through. Attended the announcement of the Lancashire Book of the Year shortlist on Friday. A really excellent morning, and in case you hadn’t heard, these were the books that made it: The […]

Newcastle, macaroons, and the Beeb.

Feel like I’ve had my socks knocked off! Seven Stories is an amazing place: a haven of children’s literature and I’d thoroughly recommend it. I’ve just finished a two week work placement there and have come back brimming with picture book ideas. Thanks so much to everyone there – you were so lovely! Fabulous time […]

Lemsip Addiction

Happy December-Time! Just a quick post: I’ve now uploaded the latest issue of Diffusion online! Go take a look: Diffusion 4:2. We’re very pleased with this issue – we had some excellent submissions. Well done to all the contributors. A couple of weeks ago I visited Seven Stories in Newcastle which, if you don’t already […]

LitFest, competitions and readings!

There seems to be an influx of art events this month, and I’m not quite sure where to begin! I’ve recently put my name down to help at the Lancaster LitFest (14th-23rd October 2011). Volunteers are always needed for distibuting leaflets, ticket-selling and ushering at front of house. Don’t be afraid to get in touch […]

Refresh, Revamp.

So, my blog has been left dejected and rejected for too long. Time for an entry! I’ve been busy writing my novel, which is going well, but I must keep at it. The story is taking shape and it is looking to be a YA fantasy. I’m hoping to have a browse through the Writers’ […]

Hermione Granger: Feminist Icon

Having staggered home from the cinema in tears twice this week, I have finally ‘accepted’ that the Harry Potter franchise has reached its final film installment. Harry Potter has played a massive part in my life, and ultimately helped me start writing. My undergrad dissertation was on feminism in children’s literature, including Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, […]