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Last week I took part in a speed dating careers day at my daughter's school. As well as talking about audiology, I also answered questions about being a writer. I think many of the pupils thought I sat at home and wrote stuff all day accompanied only by a cup of tea and a pile [...]

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Running out of ideas! I'm sure I can't be the only writer who worries that their most recent idea is their last. It's the kind of thing I wake up in a cold sweat at 3am thinking about! I have always written for pleasure. It doesn't matter when the muse takes you then. You just [...]

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At #picturebookclub we were very excited to be part of the team announcing the illustrator for the #BookGivingDay poster for 2018. It's amazing we managed to keep the secret as everyone knows we're not very good at that! The International Book Giving Day team is delighted to announce that Elys Dolan is the illustrator behind [...]

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In October, Picture Book Club was lucky enough to have a visit from innovative children's book publisher, Tiny Owl. We met in Waterstones in Reading and the cake, baked by Kate Poels, is still spoken of in hushed reverent tones. The meeting was a fantastic opportunity to hear from Tiny Owl themselves about their submission [...]

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In a new adventure for Picture Book Club we’ve decided to offer you something in between IRL meetings to satisfy you’re craving for all things picture book related! Our very first present is an interview with debut picture book author, Leonie Roberts. Hi Leonie! Your book ‘My Colourful Chameleon’ is out now in the US [...]

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