Six new (and old) books for boys

Given that we’re in the middle of the school holidays and we’re all about the books ’round here right now, it seems an opportune moment for a round-up of some …

What’s your favourite quote?

I’m putting together a series of quote squares for The Mapmaker Chronicles, which I’ll share soon (that one on the left is a sneak preview). It got me thinking about …

Remembering Mr Percival…

It’s funny how memory works. You can be wandering around, minding your own business, making dinner, organising children, thinking about everything but the washing up and then, without warning, you …

Fibro Book Club: Burial Rites

As head prefect of the Fibro Club, I now declare this meeting open. Everyone have their glass of wine and their thoughts in order? Excellent. I’ve had several actual, real …

Working on a little project…

I’ve been working on a little project. I’ve dragged in some friends, got a fabulous team together, and hatched a scheme. To help. It’s getting close. Dotting the odd I …

Happy P-Day to Career Mums!

Start transmission…. Just popping in from my blogcation (weather is great, wish you were here) for a small happy dance to celebrate the fact that Career Mums hits the bookshops …

The Writer’s Apprentice

Mr7 and I have found a new reading obsession. The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan has captured his imagination – and mine. Actually, mine first. I was searching for …