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What sweet children Madi and Josh are and how cross their mum must have been when they wrote on the whiteboard with permanent marker. Another charity shop find I managed to resist.

5 days ago
How to Write Your First Book

I don’t want to be overly critical but.... a typewriter in a field of poppies is possibly not the most efficient way to get a book written in a hurry.

6 days ago
He’s Writing 365 Children’s Books in 365 Days, While Holding Down a Day Job

Anyone can write a kids story every day for a year. The real art lies in working on one manuscript until it’s as perfect as possible - even if that takes a full year.

1 week ago
Kathy Servian Photography

Clever idea by my ex student Kathy Giannoulis. Designing a cover is one area that many self publishing writers struggle with.

1 week ago

You like owls? They’re like cats, the way they sit there, aloof on the roof. Not like dogs at all. Dogs are hadedas. This owl sits on the neighbour’s roof at dusk sometimes. I feel very honored ... See more

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Lone Star Listens: J.L. Powers and the one hat she'll never quit wearing

Read about my US publisher, Jessica Powers and why she loves South Africa so much.

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Dad Builds Triple Rocking Chair So He Could Read To His 3 Kids

It’s all fun and games until he gets his wife pregnant again...

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About 25 years ago Daan Samuels, who painted this picture, gave it to my husband Luke as a gift. Luke was his parish priest, and we lived in a West Coast village called Laaiplek.
Mr Samuels drove ... See more

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Iain

This is such important step by step information on communicating with young children. Just as important to writers of children's books as to people writing TV scripts.

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