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On Tuesday 10th April we welcomed debut picture book author John Condon to Picture Book Club. Once again we were hosted admirably by Windsor Waterstones (thank you Sam!). John's first picture book, The Wondrous Dinosaurium, is published by Maverick Arts in May so we were very lucky to get a sneak peek at it before [...]

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There are just some people out there who are naturally gifted and we've been lucky enough to meet some of them at Picture Book Club. On Tuesday 13th March we were privileged to meet another one in the shape of award-winning author-illustrator Rob Biddulph. Rob's new series Dinosaur Juniors is due to kick off with [...]

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We were very excited at #PictureBookClub to be asked to take part in the blog tour for the books shortlisted for the Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award! This is the only book award to be voted for solely by the readers; children themselves. You can view the shortlisted books in each category [...]

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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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