Kate Scott has a new idea to engage young readers. I'm taking part.
Lovely review in Just Imagine's weekly newsletter
Powerful, emotional and important "sizzlingly brilliant, spooky and utterly gripping - and we don't use those words lightly, you'll definitely not want to miss "The Ghosts and Jamal" by Bridget Blankley. A rich narrative touching on religion, terrorism and Nigeria’s internal conflicts, follows the story of a young orphan who is negotiating an unforgiving society.… Continue reading ReaditDaddy
setting up a new computer instead of writing chapter 7 of my new book. Not my most productive week
I visited Brunel University and while I was there I met one of my literary heroes, Bernadine Evaristo, and it made me realise how lucky I have been
Yesterday afternoon I did my first book signing. As you probably already know if you read my blog I was, to say the least, very nervous.
Spent the past few hours watching the boat-race instead of writing. No excuse, other than perhaps it’s the weekend and I don’t feel much like writing. Maybe I could claim that it’s research? Probably only if write something about rowing, or the Thames or maybe about keeping going when you know all is lost.
Book Launch day and I've been awake since 6am
Book Signing I’ve been busy making plans for my first book signing on 3rd April 2018. Thanks to the lovely folks at October Books in Southampton I don’t have to arrange much, they're handling the publicity, the space, the books etc etc. But I am left with a couple of major decisions; Do I employ… Continue reading Decision Time
Do you find that you’ve got no ideas when you want to enter a writing competition? Or hat the inspiration for your novel has disappeared? Try this excercise to help you start to write again. Turn on the radio and write down the first sentence you hear, then flip to another station and another and… Continue reading Writer’s Block