Books · Fiction · Writing

Writing a middle grade manuscript

I have exciting news from Nikki Young Writes and I’ve been bursting to share it. My first book is going to be published soon! Many of you who follow this blog will know I spent a lot of last year working on my young adult manuscript. I finished a second draft and decided that it… Continue reading Writing a middle grade manuscript

Books · Fiction

Book review – Oy Yew, by Ana Salote

Oy is a waif. Except he doesn’t know it. He doesn’t know anything about who he is or where he came from. Hiding out in the back alley of a bakery is all he has ever known, until he is captured. When the waif-snatchers ensnare him in their net and deliver him into the hands… Continue reading Book review – Oy Yew, by Ana Salote

Life · Writing

Some things you may or may not know about me

As a blogger, I share a lot about the things going on in my life, both the good and bad, but you don’t always get to hear the background stuff; the bits that most probably shaped my life and made me the person I am today. In response to a challenge from Renee at Mummy… Continue reading Some things you may or may not know about me

Life · Parenting

Outdoor garden fun

Who needs expensive day trips when you can get outdoors and have fun in your own garden? Well, that’s what I said this morning and my two little ones looked at me as though I’d gone loopy for even making that suggestion. Regardless of what they may have thought, I sent them off into the garden… Continue reading Outdoor garden fun