Tuesday, 28 January 2014

St Anne's RC Primary School - Coventry

Here's a BIG HELLO to everyone at St Anne's RC Primary School in Coventry... Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.

Since I last wrote in my diary I've been busy, busy, busy - working on my History Heroes books. I've just finished the first draft of the 3rd book - all about Queen Elizabeth I, and I'm on with book 4 - Queen Victoria. The books are due to be published later this year so I'd better get a move on.
Last week I received a large envelope through the post containing the first completed roughs of the Columbus book... It's looking really good and I can't wait to see more.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Happy New Year

Here's a BIG HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone reading my diary... We've had a lovely Christmas and hope you have too. 

I haven't made any New Year resolutions (have you?) but I am planning to be far more organised with my writing work. I've got quite a few things on the go at the moment, including a longer novel for older readers - Year 4 and above I think. So far I think it will be at least 17,000 words in length - so a lot longer than anything I've written before. I've written a few chapters of the book but the rest is on hold at the moment as I'm busy working on a little series of non-fiction books. I've written the first two in the series - one about Christopher Columbus and one about Neil Armstrong... I will tell you more about those and show you some picture as soon as I can. Right now the pictures are still being drawn so I haven't even seen them myself. Today I'm busy writing book 3 which is all about Queen Elizabeth I.

Today sees the publication of my very latest book - Smelly Socks and Terrible Tangles. HURRAH! I haven't seen the finished book yet but I'm hoping the postman will be delivering a couple of copies to me very soon.

Next week I will be visiting Minera Primary School in Wrexham - my first visit of the New Year and I can't wait... See you all soon...