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What happens when a book launch is followed by a lockdown?

For an author like myself, who's recently had a book published, the lockdown has been a particular blow. It all started out so well.  I had a brilliant launch day, on World Book Day, where I gave a whole-school assembly talk, did workshops with the children and signed around 70 copies of my ... READ the POST

How can I home educate my children if I’m not a teacher?

What does it mean to have to home educate your children now the schools have closed? The rapid spread of the Coronavirus has meant events moving very quickly indeed. I think we all knew, deep down, that schools would close evenutally, but I don't know about you, I thought we would at least get ... READ the POST

Technology and Storytelling: Threat or Opportunity?

I'm delighted to bring you a guest post today from Laura Hamm. Laura is the founder of Fabled (www.fabledkids.com) which helps kids create and share their stories. She’s a recovering bureaucrat - having worked in 10 Downing Street, The Treasury, and the National Security Secretariat, she's now ... READ the POST

Why authors should connect with their readers

I’ve made it my goal for this year to get out and meet more of my readers. Whilst this, on the surface, seems perfectly obvious and a natural thing to want to do, I can tell you for sure that, for me, it’s been no easy feat. Though a natural introvert, at one point, I would have put ... READ the POST

The importance of free writing

Free writing is an important part of the writing process. Being able to write freely, and without judgement, is something that is not often allowed for within the school curriculum. And I’m not having a go at teachers, or the system, about this. I understand how it’s important to teach children ... READ the POST

Reading aloud with older kids

There is a common misconception that once a child can read confidently on their own, you should stop reading aloud to them. Most parents stop reading to their child by the time they are eight years-old, with only 19% of 8-10's being read to on a daily basis. Research shows, however, that ... 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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