Illustrated Epistle Extract: Our First Proper Kiwi Christmas Vacation (It’s Summer Here)

 

 

Normally we would never ever go away between Christmas and New Year in New Zealand. It often rains and isn’t that warm. And everybody is on holiday, as this is the big summer school holiday. New Zealand is as busy as it gets (which, admittedly isn’t busy by UK standards, but  means crazy drivers on the roads and premium prices in accommodation). But one of my sisters was coming over from London with her family and the other sister had booked a bach for us all up in the north of the North Island, the Coromandel.
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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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