True Magic

The man hurried through the streets, his head spilling sweat and wild ideas. It was a warm night, but had been raining and the...

Where The Wild Books Are

The first book I ever remember reading and finishing on my own as a child is Maurice Sendak’s timeless Where the Wild Things Are. The...

The Talons

The wind blew ripples across the surface of the Great Lake as the sun rose slowly above the three peaks cutting into the sky; mountains...

Dumbing Down?

When Carnegie Medal Winner, Geraldine McCaughrean, recently slammed children’s book publishers for moving towards ‘accessible’ prose and...

Perfectly Formed

I love a good short story – reading them that is, not necessarily writing them. I find I don’t have the discipline to successfully...