Competition Win

As an unpublished author, one of the best ways for me to receive feedback on my work is by entering competitions for aspiring authors. This year I have faired pretty well in competitions and was delighted to win first place in the Secret Door Competition for my first junior fiction novel, “Atticus Jones’ Wand”. I …

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Sparking the joy of reading

My eldest son is nearly six (how on earth did that happen?) and he recently brought home a reader from school called Rough and Smooth.  He has been trending towards non-fiction readers for a while now, so it’s hardly surprising.  However, he refused to read this book to me beyond the first page, and in all honesty …

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Why Dance is Great For Boys

As a lover of dance and a dance teacher, it’s natural for me to want to put my children into dance classes.  However, people become a bit skeptical about this now that I have two boys.  It’s just not a popular choice among little boys.  Granted, we have tried out a couple of dance schools …

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Make reading time fun!

I knew before my children were born that I would read to them every night – hey, I’m a bookworm! But when my eldest was born, I wasn’t sure when to start. I was caught up in the whirl of having a newborn. Then when he was three months old I decided to read Beatrix …

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