Write Where You Are Episode 5

We’ve come to the last episode of Write Where You Are. I’ve had a lot of fun creating this series and I hope you’ve had fun watching. Today, we’re stepping outdoors into the garden where I am joined by the fantastic Lexi Rees, author of the Relic Hunters series. Here is the challenge sheet for… Read on…

Write Where You Are Episode 4

It’s day four of Write Where You Are. We were becoming a lot more proficient with the filming by this episode. It was a blisteringly hot day and I couldn’t bear to change out of my sundress. Rather than stick to a single room for this episode, I wanted to do something different and talk… Read on…

Write Where You Are Episode 2

I learned a lot whilst filming this video series. Such as, it’s not easy delivering lines whilst lying in the bath. And it’s all very well to say ‘let’s film an episode in the bathroom’, but when your bathroom is barely big enough to turn around in, where do you put the camera? But we… Read on…

Write Where You Are Episode 1

Why make a video series? It’s not the most obvious thing to do when you’re someone who dislikes having their photo taken. But when Covid-19 started and the country went into lockdown, like many others, I wanted to do something to help. So I made a few writing challenge videos, primarily for my Patron of… Read on…

The Tir na n-Og and books in Wales

Want to know more about the Tir Na n-Og award? Of course you do! The award was set up by the Welsh Books Council in 1976, for an English-language book with a Welsh setting. Why is this important? Well, I read voraciously growing up, and I can’t remember reading a single book set in Wales.… Read on…

Competition Round-Up

Hello all! I hope you’re keeping well. It’s been an exciting time for competitions so I thought I’d post a round-up of what’s been happening. The East Sussex Children’s Book Award has extended its voting time until 12th June and there are also writing and drawing challenges with prizes for you to win.  Please pop… Read on…