Make sure you visit Polly’s blog here for the whole journey and more wonderful stories and picture like these. Polly’s second novel, Where Monsters Lie, is out 7th July 2016. DA ChildrenR… Source: What Makes Libraries Special?
A special look into my regular Saturday mornings with my mom. Yesterday, we ate toast, did the grocery shop in Sainsburys, checked out the LEGO and bought Cadbury’s Giant Buttons. Oh, and we looked everywhere for a replacement lightbulb.
On the first of every month, my mom casually walks over to me, grabs my arm and proceeds to pinch and punch me while gleefully reciting the rhyme in this blog’s title. And, without fail, every single month she takes me by surprise; mainly because I’ve slept 29+ times since the last time she did […]
I was tasked with making a simple, 2 minute book promo video for my publishers so they could send it to colleagues in Australia and New Zealand. I emailed through the finished version late last night, but here is the journey it took to getting something even vaguely useable. (Note: my book, DEFENDER, is great. […]
The first vlog from half of the Writers in Cars team (the new podcast of which can be heard here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/8786734/writers-in-cars-episode-one-how-we-got-o). This is an introduction to me (Gemma, in case you forgot which blog you were reading 🙂 ) and why I’m embarking on a new vlog journey when I have no real idea what […]
To commemorate the ending of series 1 of the ThankBookFor podcasts, I wanted to do a round-up of my Top Six Favourite Moments. But first, let me just give you the spiel. ThankBookFor is an initiative that celebrates all things story-related, namely through reading, books, and creating and sharing stories. The easiest and most time efficient […]
I had a discussion the other day with some fellow writers about how we all felt about writing. Did we see it as a profound and worthy endeavour? Did we see it as a bit of fun, a hobby? Where did we place it in terms of importance in our lives? I found that I […]