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Books for reluctant readers

Did your child come home with a recommended reading list for the summer holidays? Mine did and it's always met with a rather large sigh, already too much for her to cope with just by looking at it. For some children, reading is a challenge and because of that, they are reluctant to even try. A book ... READ the POST

It’s been a creative kind of week

It’s been another glorious week of sunshine and down in our little corner of the UK, we even escaped the thunder storms predicted for yesterday. How has your week been? Mine started with a run (literally), which is rare because I never usually pick up a speed much quicker than walking. It descended ... READ the POST

How do you encourage your children to enjoy reading?

I’ve written many times before about my children and their reading struggles. The eldest found learning to read difficult and as a consequence refused to even try. The reading schemes did nothing to inspire her and rather than face a daily battle of tears and tantrums, I gave up on them in favour ... READ the POST

Book review, Here We Lie, Sophie McKenzie

I spent last week in Italy and that meant plenty of relaxing and reading time. My holiday book of choice was Here We Lie, by Sophie McKenzie. It's a murder mystery that I would thoroughly recommend as it kept me guessing right until the end. This is one of those stories where you think you know ... READ the POST

New School Term, New Start – taking a look back over the summer

When the children go back to school, it feels like the start of a new year. It's the beginning of a new phase and a great time to get back on track with anything that you've gotten out of the habit of doing over the summer months. For me, that means working on my manuscript, as I've been busy right ... READ the POST

Book Review – The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamant

If you like action thrillers or mysteries, The Boston Girl isn't the book for you, but for an easy read and a feel good tale, you will definitely find that with this story. Telling the story of her life, is octogenarian Addie Baum and it's a tale of growing up in the early twentieth century as an ... READ the POST

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"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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