Bad Panda at Wokingham Children’s Book Festival

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I was flying solo without my partner-in-books, Sheena Dempsey, at Wokingham Children’s Book Festival today. Despite a couple of Powerpoint hitches, I had a fantastic time, ably assisted by Gemma and Sally from Wokingham Town Council. I talked about the inspiration behind Bad Panda and shared some tricks and tips for planning stories. We heard about pandas in orchards, pandas …

Bad Panda Blog Tour NZ: The Sapling

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Rounding off the Bad Panda Blog Tour is the fantastic The Sapling. Check out Pearl’s interview here. And don’t forget to catch up with all the brilliant bloggers who joined us for the tour. Massive panda hugs of thanks to Desna, Zac, Adele, Tris and Pearl and The Sapling.

In conversation with Zac McCallum

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Sheena and I kicked off Wednesday morning with a Bad Panda interview with Zac McCallum, school librarian and blogger at My Best Friends are Books. This week marks the release of Bad Panda in New Zealand and Australia so, despite lockdown, it didn’t seem right not to mark the occasion. We chatted about how the book came to be, our …