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Hi, welcome to my blog, I am a writer of short stories, children's and YA novels . An acceptance from People's Friend finally made me a published writer! Yeah, happy days! I have since had stories published in The Weekly News and The Last Laugh anthology. My main love is writing children's/YA novels...I'm now enduring a fruitless search for an agent... I also draw and paint, I like to draw animals (usually my adorable crazy cats!)Occasionally famous people and motorcycles.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Children's Poem

I've just heard that my children's poem, 'Fairy Dreams' will be in the 'happily ever after' anthology by Forward Press.
Forward Press is considered a 'vanity publisher' I have been told, and that I'd be forced to buy copies.
However, as this poem was entered in a competition, entrants are not expected to purchase copies in order to be published at all, so I didn't see the harm in that, and there was the chance of having a collection of stories published for the winner. Which, I know isn't the same as 'mainstream publication' but I think it's always nice to see your work in print.
As a runner up in the Spikethecat comp, I wasn't actually paid, but it was still fabulous to receive the book, which I mentioned earlier. I think. A few times. hehe.
So, I'm looking forward to seeing 'Fairy Dreams', yay!

Anyone else had experience of Forward Press? :)

Nothing whatsoever to do with publishing or fairies, but Millie rarely poses for a photo, so I thought I'd make the most of it. She's so superior, always looks unimpressed with us! 'Just feed me, fools!'


  1. Millie is adorable!! Awwwww - but yep - I'd be running to get her extra treats too if she gave me That Look! LOL!!

    CONGRATULATIONS with your poem!!!! I've not had any experience with Forward Press so GOOD LUCK with getting info on them.

    All I and Millie care about is that your poem got accepted and you're a winner so there!

    p.s. The Amazing Maurice is completely brilliant!! :-)
    Take care

  2. Congratulations on having your poem included in the anthology. No experience of Forward Press, I'm afraid.

    Millie is gorgeous - that look!

  3. Congratulations on your poem - that is really good news. I agree with you that it is heart-warming to see your work in print and inspires you to keep going.

    I love Millie. That look is irresistible.

  4. Millie is SO cute!

    Congratuations on your poem! That's fantastic. :)

  5. Old kitty - Hi, I know, she gets what she wants that one, hehe. The Amazing Maurice is great, what an imagination!

    Christine -Thank you!

    Joanna, Thank you, that's very true.

    Talli, Hi, she is a cutie, she has her sweet moments!

  6. Hi I thought I'd posted a comment here ages ago.
    Love Millie and congrats on the poem.

    You have an award on my blog :O)

  7. Hi Madeleine!
    I'm a bit late replying here, oops, but thank -you!!!


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