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…

Videos, Postcards and Things to Do Indoors

I should be an expert at being indoors. At least half my working hours are spent sitting by myself trying to make stuff up out of my head. This week has been weird. The coronavirus crisis means my husband is also working from home, as are various friends who’ve never done it before. As a… Read on…

A Reading Round-Up

I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of 2019 already. It’s been a year of great ups and downs personally, but as always I’ve found escape, strength, friendship and adventure in books. Here are some of the middle grade books I’ve enjoyed this year. This is by no means an exhaustive list of my… Read on…