Saturday, 29 March 2014

Half Bad by Sally Green: review

I've reviewed Sally Green's Half Bad for the Guardian. Read it here.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cake and Consequences: First Story continues at St Augustine's, Kilburn

Yesterday I had my final First Story session of the year at St Augustine's Church of England High School, Kilburn, where we discussed the organisation and content of our anthology, CAKE AND CONSEQUENCES, which will be published in June.

Before I left, I asked them to write in six words what the First Story experience had meant to them. Here are a few:

"Provides freedom to create, without judgement."

"First Story has changed my life!"

"A once in a lifetime experience."

And perhaps my favourite:

"First Story was like a unicorn."

Says it all, really, doesn't it?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Luton Hoo Kids Book Festival May 11th

What ho to all and sundry: I shall be attending the Luton Hoo Kids' Book Festival on May 11th 2014, reading from THE BROKEN KING. I suggest that you come. There will be other people there, among them Piers Torday, Jon Mayhew and Julian Sedgwick. It promises to be a highly amusing day.