Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2017

Happy Boxing Day people! Hope your Christmas is going spiffingly festive so far. It's time, as always, for our annual End of Year Prizes for 2017. This is the time for us to hand out our awards to the great and good that we've loved in music, TV, film and books over the last 12 … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2017

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Roald Dahl: The Finest Works of a Whimsical Genius

I've touched on finding inspiration as a writer in previous blog posts before. Never before though, have I touched on certain authors that inspire me, but in the case of today's post, I am doing just that. I have been back writing more stories for a children's series I've had in development for nearly two … Continue reading Roald Dahl: The Finest Works of a Whimsical Genius

‘The Railway Series’ at 70: still crossing the points to new generations

The year is 1945. VE Day marks the end of World War II, actor Martin Shaw and singer songwriter legend Van Morrison are both born. And in May of that year, on exactly this week, the first in a new series of books for children called 'The Railway Series', charting the lives of a team … Continue reading ‘The Railway Series’ at 70: still crossing the points to new generations