Unity Day: Time to Stand Up to Bullying

stand up to bullying with arctic circle comic drawn by Alex Hallatt and distributed by King Features Syndicate

As a King Feature cartoonist, I was asked to draw a strip for Unity Day. It was something I was happy to do, particularly as I was bullied as a child. That was one of the reasons I wrote FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club.

Bullying is unacceptable, whether it is in school, in the workplace, or in the world in general (and we all know some very high profile people who bully). 
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A Quick Look at the Book: FAB Club 2 – Friends Against Cyberbullying

My new book arrived this week. It is always a bit scary designing something from thousands of miles away and hoping it will turn out okay. Fortunately, it is exactly the way I had hoped it would be. 

My editor and Advance Reading Team have made this a great book. Head to Amazon if you want to take a closer look.
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Epistle Extract (in which I find out I’m not very good at creating some things)

This month, I threw together the last of my pottery. Unlike the others in the class, I had very little experience and almost no natural ability. This was how things went:

rubbish

middle grade kids chapter book about bullying and cyberbullying

The second book in the FAB Club series about the friends who stand up to bullying

A more successful creative endeavour was the publication of the second in the FAB Club series. I’m more proud of this than anything else I’ve written. When my editor said it was the book she would have liked to have read as a child it made me feel I was producing something worthwhile (which is more than can be said for my pottery).
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