The Bookmark Project is live

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You might remember a post, earlier on this year, about the 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Brownies who were raising money for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe by auctioning off one-of-a-kind bookmarks designed by authors, illustrators and book lovers; well, the auction has just gone live! Now is your chance to bid on my one-off, signed, original bookmark ‘Clive’. You’ll be raising money …

The Bookmark Project

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The inspiring and wonderfully kind folk at the 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Brownies are raising money for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe by auctioning off one-of-a-kind bookmarks designed by authors, illustrators and book lovers. I’ve taken a break from working on my new book to get designing for this brilliant project. Here’s the bookmark I designed: If you fancy bidding on this one-off, signed, …

International Book Giving Day 2017

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International Book Giving Day is back again this year and I’m wrapping books to gift. The 14th of February is the day to share the book love and help get as many books into the hands of children as possible. For ideas and to find out more, visit the International Book Giving Day website and however you celebrate, I hope …

A Love Letter to Libraries

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This weekend has been a celebration of books and those wonderful unsung heroes who do everything they can to get books into the hands of children. On Saturday was the inaugural Books Are My Bag Bookshop Day and as a debut author, I can’t thank bookshops and booksellers enough for all they have done to support Dave Pigeon. THANK YOU, …

New school year and new news

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I’m spending the afternoon labelling my son’s new school uniform ready for the start of a new term next week and I’ve taken a break from the iron-on labels to sound the EXCITING NEWS klaxon. I am beyond thrilled to have signed with the very brilliant, rising star agent extraordinaire that is Felicity Trew. I am so proud to have joined the …

Writing Funny

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Over on the Girls Heart Books blog, I’m discussing why funny books matter to me and next month I’ll be following up with my top tips on writing funny.