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High School Hi-Jinx

I’ve been asked into this particular High School on a yearly basis for the last 3 (4?) years, and every time I leave they ask if I’ll come back the next year. (And the answer is always “Yes!”) It’s always … Continue reading

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Gone a-viking !

April 2017 What a superb day. It’s always amazing when I’m asked to go into schools and ‘do the Viking thang!’, and I do always ask for pics… and this time I got some! It’s not unusual for the class … Continue reading

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A Newer Night Before Christmas

I wrote this in part because Amazon were doing a contest and it gave me this idea… If you’ve come here from seeing my links on FB or Twitter, Thank You! (Feel free to big yourself up in the comments … Continue reading

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Stumbling at that last hurdle

Well, needless to say, with the lack of movement on here recently, it’s easy to surmise that something went awry. There’s a long version, but it would probably bore the bum off you: Suffice it to say that The God … Continue reading

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Library Memories

Libraries: A fairly innocuous word for a fairly groovy place. If you have any interest at all in “The World of Books“™  then you’ll probably be aware that there has just been a Worldwide Libraries Day. Whether this has been … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes…

Excuse the cliché, but, What a difference a day makes! I know, right? I just posted in here yesterday! What could possibly have happened in that time? Well… Those increasingly wonderful people at Cranachan have been in touch. To make a medium … Continue reading

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No Guarantees… but…

Okay, so it’s not a guarantee. I know it’s not a guarantee. I’m sure anyone involved in this writing malarkey will agree, that it is not a guarantee… But the thing is… A new Scottish Publisher, Cranachan Publishing, has asked … Continue reading

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Pitchin’

Very interesting day yesterday. Thanks to Literary Dundee, I had small sessions with Prof. Kirsty Gunn (Dundee Uni.) and Ed Wilson (literary Agent). One of the most important questions I had was answered quite succinctly by Ed. The God of … Continue reading

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Ironic Time-Shifting

Well, That’s been a whirlwind of a week… I fully expected the last week before the Cargo Publishing / Dundee Libraries Great War Children’s Book prize to DRAG out interminably. And, no matter that I wanted it to pass quickly, … Continue reading

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I Can Haz Writing Skillz?

So… Just over 2 weeks until the winner of the Cargo Publishing and Dundee Libraries Great War Children’s Book Prize is announced. And things are getting worse and worse! I’ve been peaking and troughing as regards my optimism/pessimism about the … Continue reading

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