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“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King Tweet Have you ever stared at a blank page,…

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Crowds of fans of The Hunger Games known as Tributes saluting

Do we need another literary phenomenon to get children and young people reading again?

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Do you recognise the man reading the book? If not, read on… If so, you might be wondering what’s he…

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Cosy ready corner

You know when you get new trainers, you suddenly feel like you’re a gym warrior or marathon runner? The result…

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Fantasy Library

We all have good and bad habits. We all know children have some really gross habits. Believe me, as an…

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What Google Said Google ‘parent reading with child’ or ‘child reading with parent’ and you’ll see mostly younger children sat…

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Day One I’ve said it before. Reading rates amongst children and young people aged 8 to 18 are in decline.…

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Girl reading a book

And why it’s time to write a happier ending It’s your fault. Wait, what? It’s your fault that children don’t…

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Last week, Darran Holmes, the illustrator of my forthcoming middle-grade novel¬†The Earth Chronciles: Hannah & the Hollow Tree spoke about…

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As an author, our job is to world build with words, relying hugely on a reader’s ability to use their…

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