Gob Smacking News

I was very surprised to get a phone call that turned my legs to jelly. I have been awarded the Betty Gilderdale Award for Outstanding Services to Children's Literature.
This award took me by surprise and I'm very honoured to receive it from my peers. I now have to give a 40 minute presentation. This is tricky... I can write Fiction... but the presentation is supposed to be thoughtful thoughts on children's literature. Non Fiction... aaargh. No room for clowns in here.
Sooo this month I am writing a presentation and a novel for a competition... My fingers are falling off.  My Backstage Pass newsletter is late too... Sorry! Hopefully everything will settle down by December... and then it's CHRISTMAS.