Blogs and Links

Notes from the Slushpile: a group blog with Candy Gourlay, Teri Terry, Maureen Lynas, Addy Farmer and Jo Wyton. A blog about writing for children, getting published, surviving the internet - and never ever forgetting that some things we just have to do for love.


Do you write? There are resources and info on how to get published on Notes from the Slushpile, here, and help for writers on this website, here.

SCBWI: supporting published and unpublished children's book writers and illustrators.


News & popular posts

Fated is shortlisted for the 2020 teen category of the Redbridge Children's Book Award: yay!!

Who is the Slated trilogy cover girl? Meet Hayley here, and find out what it is like to be on a book cover.

Contagion was runner up in both the Hounslow and Ealing Teen Book Awards 2018, and shortlisted for the Crime Fest best YA crime novel

Books of Lies has been short listed for the Lancashire Book of the Year, the Redbridge Book Award, and the North East Teen Book of Award.


Mind Games won the Portsmouth Book Award! It also won the SCBWI Crystal Kite for the British Isles, and was runner-up in the Oxfordshire Book Award. It is short listed for the Sussex Coast Schools Amazing Book Award,  the Staffordshire Book Award, and the Wirral Paperback of the Year.

 Mind Games is nominated for the Carnegie medal!