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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2008 (Part One)
Yesterday was exciting and scary: my first event for ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2008. I wasn't in Ilkley at all, but at the pleasant Skipton Building Society HQ in Skipton, being looked after by two helpful people (thank you Liz & Cara!) and running writing workshops for juniors.

So, good morning greetings to Year 5 children & staff of WATER STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL and to Year 5&6 children and staff of PARISH CHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL. Thanks for all your brilliant ideas, and good luck with working on with your stories. Really great to meet you all, and hope you enjoy reading my books.
 
Friday, September 26, 2008
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS & THANK YOU!
Drove up the A1 yesterday to WAVELL JUNIOR SCHOOL at Catterick, North Yorkshire. Thank you, everyone in Class 6H & Class 6M, for all your work during our "Victorian" Writing Day. Came back to some odds and ends of good news:

*Two of the short animation scripts I've written recently are now in production, and a third is almost there.

*A publisher that doesn't want something I'd submitted (Sigh!) does have another project she wants me to write for. (Cheer!)

*NAWE's Writing in Education magazine now wants an article I sent them ages ago.

*I was almost going to be on BBC TV this Sunday, but with the remains of a grotty cold about me, I'm quite pleased to have just made contact there.

*A copy of my lovely new RED RIDING HOOD RAP book from Franklin Watts arrived in the post. So beautifully illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini!

That's it, for now - apart from some exciting news that will have to wait a while. Bye for now!
 
Sunday, September 21, 2008
AAAACHOOOOO!
Hello again! Have recently been busy scurrying around London, seeing actor Stephen Rea in "Flogging a Dead Horse" at the Almeida Theatre, but mainly doing a lot of "meeting people." Unfortunately, I must also have met a bug somewhere, as I came back snuffling and wheezing. Not a pretty sight - or sound, especially at 3am!

Fortunately, I could change the day of my visit to ST ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL in Beeston, Leeds from Tuesday to Thursday, when I had an enjoyable time with everyone from the Reception Class through to Year 4. Thank you all for being so patient with the change of visit - and with my creaky voice!
 
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