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).
(more…)

Illustrated Epistle Extract: The Rats

I write this as we have insulation pumped into our old villa’s timber walls. I wonder what the rats and mice think of this. Apparently, New Zealand is having a rodent explosion and many of them seem to be at our house.
 

These cartoons are from way back, but still some of my favourite Arctic Circle strips about household pests.
(more…)