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June's Picture Book Club saw us back in Oxford once again with James and Lucy Catchpole. Last year, James gave feedback on pitches. This year he very kindly offered to give feedback on whole picture book texts. Obviously, we said yes please! As a writer, when you press the send button it is a bit [...]

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Yes! Here it is, the blog post you've all been waiting for! I'm sure that, like me, you've been receiving a string of emails asking you to confirm your subscription to various newsletters and updates that you may (or may not) have signed up for. With the new General Data Protection Regulation rules coming into [...]

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Last week I was very excited to receive some book post! I'm not a book reviewer or book blogger so I don't get book post as a rule. It was even more exciting because this post contained a book that we had first heard about at the inaugural Picture Book Club back in October 2016. [...]

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Reading Waterstones were our hosts for Picture Book Club #16 with Lou Treleaven on 8.5.18. I was so excited to be meeting Lou for the first time in person after I had used her professional critique service. I had been very impressed by the structured, sensible feedback that she gave so I was looking forward [...]

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You've written a story, you've worked hard to get it turned into a book. Now it's time to launch it on an unsuspecting world! You've done all your homework. You've read Candy Gourlay's excellent post on Notes From The Slushpile about organising a book launch. You're ready! Maybe not quite... Candy makes the very good [...]

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