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DIDSBURY ARTS FESTIVAL 22 JUNE A great Rafi Brown writing and drawing workshop with Heather, and 25 children who came to write or draw stories! 12 mums and dads, and so many children who wanted me to read their stories at the end! One of the dads wrote a not-for-kids poem on his phone — [...]
A great event! Children filled the library space, parents drank tea at the back, and we sold eight copies of the book!
A FANTASTI LAUNCH AT YESHURUN ON SUNDAY 14 APRIL!!! About fifty people attended the launch and the room was full! They asked many questions both about this book and about my other writing, especially BABYDAY, my adult novel, the story of a woman who ‘had’ seven babies in one day. We sold more than thirty-five [...]
I wrote Rafi Brown and the Candy Floss Kid, for an MA in Writing Children’s Fiction at MMU (2005). Since then, I’ve radically altered the plot and done innumerable editorial rewrites, but this pivotal chapter in which Rafi and Candy Floss visit the People’s History Museum has remained unchanged. Having discovered Jacqueline’s Wilson’s wonderful books [...]
Exciting news: I’ve uploaded a Kindle version of the book to Amazon. And finally, after a challenging delay, the paper back version is now listed on Amazon.co.uk!
Our First Reading and Book Signing will take place at Didsbury Library on Tuesday 12 March 2013 From 3.45pm -4.30pm. I shall read from Rafi Brown while Heather draws pictures for people to colour in and taken home. Signed copies will be available to buy from me at the library. If you’re anywhere in the [...]
From next Thursday, 14 February, you can order Rafi Brown and the Candy Floss Kid, ISBN 9780957494800, from your local book shop, from me, or even, I see, from Amazon, where it’s already in their listings!!! Unbelievable! A picture of the cover is coming later today.
My grandparents were Russian anarchists, living in Edwardian London in 1905. How I Broke Mama’s Commandments, the novel I am currently writing, is the story of anarchists, Sophia Vitebsky and Dov Feldman and their socialist comrades, in both London and Russia, at that time. Originally inspired by my grandmother, it has taken off in directions [...]