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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.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Last Spike Competition

I'm a bit late with the reminder as the competition ends today. Spikethecat's last competition (at least for a while) is for stories of up to 2500 words on the theme 'somone has to die' for an anthology of the same name. Entry fee is £4, additional fee for an optional critique.
I know it's a bit late to write a new masterpiece but if you have something written already, there's just time to email it in!
I'm going to have a go, seeing as it's the last one, although I didn't come anywhere in the last 'adventures in time and space' competition. It was my first attempt at the genre so I wasn't too surprised! Hehe.
Have a great day everyone and best of luck to anyone who enters!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Best of luck to Talli with her novel, The Hating Game

Wishing Talli every success with her debut novel, 'The Hating Game'

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When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £2000,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Glad to see Dobby again

Sorry for my absence. I don't where the time goes! I had to tell myself to do some blogging, I'm going to catch up with everyone's news in a mo!

Yes, Harry Potter, I went to see the new film at weekend, I thought it was terrific!
I was disappointed in the last few films which completely skipped the all important house-elf scenes. Now, all is well and Dobby was back for film 7.
Lots of people say 'do you prefer the films or the books?'
Well I actually love both, I see them as two different things, I think it's been great to watch the films and see the characters grow up in their magical universe. There have been scenes (like Dobby ones) that I was looking forward to seeing on the big screen,to see if it was like I'd imagined in my head, only to find it had been missed out altogether!
For those of you who love HP as much as me, I really wanted to see the first 'scene' in 'Goblet of Fire' when the Weasleys came to the Dursley's to collect Harry. I thought that was hilarious and would have made a funny scene, but no it wasn't made :(
The books have so much more detail in them, I sometimes think the films wouldn't make sense to me if I hadn't already read the books.
I could go on and on...

but I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who's about to go see it!
Anyone been to see it?