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Friday, April 16, 2010
ONE MONTH LATER . . .
Here we are, a exact month since my last post. Hope you all had a delicious Easter!

The end of the Spring term was so extremely busy I didn't get time to catch up with this blog. So I hope that everyone at RIPON CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, BROOMFIELD SCHOOL in Northallerton, MIDDLETON SCHOOL in Leeds and OTLEY STREET NURSERY in Skipton had a wonderful Easter break. It was lovely meeting you all. Thank you!

Last weekend I was down at BRADFIELD COLLEGE, near Reading, giving two seminar sessions at the FEDERATION OF CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP'S CONFERENCE but I was also able to hear several amazing speakers including JUDITH KERR.

This week I've been working away at a short story for a Stripes Christmas anthology - odd to be staring at daffodils and writing about snow - while next week I'll be calling in to see my Year 3 friends at MIDDLETON SCHOOL again. These visits are part of a WRITTEN & SPOKEN WORDS PROJECT organised by ARTFORMS, Leeds, which I'm finding very interesting.

However, I also have to find time to start checking through the UNCORRECTED PROOF of my big novel for older children. It's A BOY CALLED MOUSE, and the bound proof arrived just in time for me to read from it at the Conference. That, after my long wait, was a most wonderful moment. Now I've just got to check the rest of the 450 pages!

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