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Monday, January 11, 2010
AWAY TO THE WORKHOUSE
Hi again! Hope you are all happily back at school after enjoying the snow last week, even if the white fluffy stuff is still around in places.

This week I'm meeting some other authors and storytellers who will be taking part in a schools project in MORLEY, LEEDS, led by the storyteller PATRICK RYAN. Twelve new people. Wonder if I'll know any of them? I'll tell you more once we've all met.

This morning I've been busy planning a story day for the SOUTHWELL WORKHOUSE STORYTELLING GROUP, though that's not until the beginnng of February. Such an interesting starting point for stories - and I've heard the group are very good!

What else? Schools have begun calling about visits so I'm glad I have my satnav ready this winter.

And also my long novel for children, A BOY CALLED MOUSE, will be published by Bloomsbury later this year. That's so very exciting that I've started a new blog specially about everything Mouse-ish. It's called (drum roll! ta - daaaa!) THE YEAR OF MOUSE. Why not have a look over there too?

Bye for now. Be back again soon.
 
Sunday, January 03, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Yes, I've been away, and away for a lovely reason. After a busy end of October,I began packing. I was on my way to India, a long-held dream of mine.

I spent some time in Delhi, a few days in Gujerat, ending up with a trip to Taj Mahal. I was also there for a work reason: I was telling stories at Bookaroo Children's Book Festival. It was a totally wonderful experience.

I didn't get back until just before Christmas, so it was a big rush to get the cards, gifts, house, visitors and decorations organised. But now the celebrations are over, and it's time to get back to work again. So good wishes to you all for 2010!
 
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