Top 10 Children’s Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

Writers, by their very nature, begin life as readers and that is certainly true of my childhood. Here are 10 children’s books that influenced me as a writer. … More Top 10 Children’s Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

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Stravaganza: City of Flowers (2002)

Young carers don’t appear often in media, and it’s even rarer that I enjoy the way their stories are told, but Sky from Mary Hoffman’s Stravaganza: City of Flowers is the most accurate representation of my experience as a carer that I have ever come across. Add to that a great world, interesting premise, and lovable characters, and it’s definitely one of my favourite books. … More Stravaganza: City of Flowers (2002)

Pottermore Presents – Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (a.k.a. Pulling a Pottermore Part Three)

With Slughorn as the redeeming factor, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists is definitely the best of the (rather bad) bunch. … More Pottermore Presents – Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (a.k.a. Pulling a Pottermore Part Three)

Pottermore Presents – Hogwarts; An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (a.k.a. Pulling a Pottermore Part Two)

Since the notes I took while I was reading literally finishes halfway through saying “Got bored of listing all the not new information”, it’s pretty clear that I was (un)impressed with Hogwarts; An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide. … More Pottermore Presents – Hogwarts; An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (a.k.a. Pulling a Pottermore Part Two)