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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

The Time School Series

The Time School series follows four friends as they journey back to different periods of time over the course of their first year at secondary school. Not only do the children embark on the adventure that is their first year at secondary school, but they also get the opportunity to see what ... READ the POST

Heartbreak and Hope – Voices of a Pandemic

Back in March, when the world seemed to have lost its way, a group of friends – women – mothers – writers – got together over Zoom to provide comfort to one another and to try to make sense of it all. Alice, Chrissie, Maddy, Nikki, Renee and Sophie – talked about their concerns, fears, hopes and ... READ the POST

100 days of lockdown.

It’s been 14 weeks and two days since schools closed their doors and the majority of us went into lockdown. That’s 100 days! I don’t know where the last few months have gone. It’s all blurred into one, each week seeming to go quicker than the previous. Considering the way things have been ... READ the POST

Time School: We Will Honour Them launch and special Year 6 event

In honour of the forthcoming launch of the next book in the Time School series, I would like to invite Year 6 students to join me for a special online event. This dedicated event aims to bring the amazing Year 6 students together - virtually - in the classroom or in their homes - to celebrate ... 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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