Tag Archives: Children’s books

The Joy of Tinkering

Editing is my favourite part of the writing process. The first draft is like pulling teeth, and marketing is a wall-to-wall stressfest, but tinkering with a story is pure unadulterated fun. I love fleshing out characters, colouring in scenes and … Continue reading

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Day 1: Fish #inktober #inktober2020

I’m no artist but I love to doodle, so I thought I’d give this challenge a go. You make a drawing on each day of October, using the prompts on the Inktober website, then post it on social media with … Continue reading

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Kids on Holiday

The Airbnb next door has recently reopened after lockdown and once again the joyful cries of excited kids can be heard in the garden. Sometimes (do I dare admit this?) I find it the tiniest bit irritating and I start … Continue reading

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Press the button if you dare! #kidlit #freebook

Life’s no joke now we’ve all been grounded, particularly for kids who need distracting from all the bad news! If you have an avid young reader who’s running out of entertainment, you might like to check out my book Gateway … Continue reading

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Read Your Dog a Story! #WorldReadAloudDay

Hi, Pearl here! I’ve been unwell for the last couple of weeks, with some sort of acute arthritis which made my front feet swell up. It was really painful for a while, and I’ve had to take nasty medicine. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings and a #FreeBook

Hi, Pearl here! All I want for Christmas is to be able to get up the stairs when we go to visit our extended pack – my knees are getting stiff, and stairs are starting to look scary. Annabelle’s family … Continue reading

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Some Spooky Action for #Halloween

Here’s an extract from my work in progress, a supernatural comedy for kids! Chapter One: Spooky Action Charlie Busby lay in bed, watching a spider as it built its web in the corner of the sloping ceiling. He could hear … Continue reading

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Advice, please!

I recently read on a writing advice website that ‘He took a deep breath’ is a cliche. Now, I’ll admit we don’t want a character taking a deep breath every five minutes. However, in certain circumstances a human being does … Continue reading

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It’s Anne of Avonlea – but not as we know it!

Hi, Pearl here! Did I tell you that Millie taught me to read? It took me a while to get the hang of it – especially the Kindle – but now I’m pretty good, even if I say so myself. … Continue reading

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Gateway to Magic

Originally posted on Author Kevin Cooper:
STEVEN IS A BOY WHO PLAYS TO WIN – BUT THIS IS NO GAME.THIS IS AN ADVENTURE HE CAN’T CONTROL.Steven Topcliff loves gaming but doesn’t believe in fairies or magic – until tricky cousin…

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