Category: Selfie

Goals to 2019 – and beyond

Goal setting is an important part of my approach to life. I’m not a neat and tidy person. When the Where I Work meme was doing the rounds of social media I… Continue reading

New books, new books

In my life, December 25th to mid January is new book time. At Christmas I kindly help my other half choose books for me by providing an extensive list of titles and during… Continue reading

My November Notebook

For lots of authors November is National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo where they aim to write 1,667 words a day to achieve 50,000 words for the month. Not for me. I run away very fast… Continue reading

Looking back, looking forward

I love reading the newsy round up posts of other authors and illustrators – like this one from Debra Tidball or this one from Tania McCartney. I thought I’d have a go… Continue reading

Writing in My Un-Comfort Zone

I do it all the time. Put my hand up. Volunteer faster than the speed of light. I think with my heart and then my head gives me a talking to afterwards. But… Continue reading

The Migratory Path of Pencils

I have a huge collection of novelty erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers and pencils. Enough to rival a whole class of kindergarten kids. I’m an obsessive collector and connoisseur of stationery. An expert… Continue reading

My Year in Review

So how did the goals go? With a little goal post shifting, not too bad. Although I only nailed three, I managed to take small steps on most of my goals. I was… Continue reading

Smiling – the cheapest medicine on earth

People often say to me: “You’re always smiling.” I love this compliment, even if they say it with a perplexed look. Maybe that’s because it might seem like I don’t have much… Continue reading

You won’t remember me…

Whenever my writing life encounters a road block or a pothole, I draw my support and motivation from a stockpile of emails from readers. One of the rewards of being a kid’s author… Continue reading

How I Found Four-and-a-Quarter More Hours to Write – Every Single Week

There are lots of posts about finding time to write. Unfortunately most of them don’t help me. I’m already super-organised, having Trello-ed my life (and even the pantry). I successfully juggle four… Continue reading