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The ghosts within these walls

“Imagine if these four walls could talk and what they would say about the things they’ve seen and heard over the years.” This is a line from the first Time School book, Time School: We Will Remember Them. It also sums up the premise for these stories and it was this same thought that had first ... READ the POST

Orphan, Monster, Spy, by Matt Killeen – Book Review

I recently joined a book club. I’ve always wanted to be part of one, but had never managed to get myself an ‘invite’. I knew of ones that existed, but it always seemed like an elusive secret that you had to be especially asked to be a part of. And I never was. So that was that. But, during ... READ the POST

Back to school, back to ‘normal’

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for isn’t it? With both anticipation and dread, parents up and down the country have been keeping everything crossed that come September, children would be able to go back to school. Now we’re into the first week, how do you feel about it all? From my ... READ the POST

Teacher predicted grades for A-Levels and GCSEs. That’s fair, right?

When the announcement came that GCSEs would be cancelled, I think my 16-year-old was in shock. Never could she have imagined that she wouldn’t get to sit those dreaded exams. And dread them she had. But at the same time, after what we like to call ‘mock shock’ she was geared up and ready to give it ... READ the POST

Children’s Writing Habits During Lockdown

Every year the National Literacy Trust surveys children and young people about their writing habits, and 2019 saw daily writing rates drop to their lowest since the survey began in 2010. The good news is, that figure was on the rise slightly, just before lockdown, when this year’s survey took ... READ the POST

Storymakers is Three!

Three years ago, in April 2017, my dreams of being a published author were realised when my first book, The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants, came into the world. At the time, I was a mixture of emotions; I’d been so focused on getting to this point, when I did, I wasn’t sure how to ... READ the POST

What Others Are Saying

"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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