12 November 2021 | Art, verse novel, Young adult

Book research – street art

The teenage protagonist in my young adult verse novel is a street artist. For a few months, I’ve been researching street art from my laptop, unable to go out past my 5k zone into the city. And as much as Ms Google and Mr YouTube shared their vast stores of information with me, it wasn’t…

28 May 2021 | verse novel, Young adult

Blood moon – the book and the event

Reading a book called Blood Moon during the week there was a blood moon is definitely synchronicity! The title of Lucy Cuthew’s young adult verse novel is so apt – it’s about British fifteen-year-old Frankie, who unfortunately gets her period during an intimate moment with a boy she likes. Frankie is a science nerd who…

21 May 2021 | Editing, Writing, Young adult

Second drafts

Second drafts are wonderful to work on because there is so much that is wrong with them and therefore, they are infinitely improvable! At least, that’s the case for me. I’m editing the second draft of my young adult verse novel. It’s still very loose at this stage, so I’m focusing on the big picture…

Dear readers, it’s been a while

Dear readers, it’s been a while since I last posted. My website updated itself in December and there were problems that seemed insurmountable because it was December and there were work deadlines and Christmas deadlines and general December busyness. Thank you to the lovely Nic from Planning with Kids who helped me with the technical…