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Folktales: Scottish Faeries and ‘othering’

I’ve written in my previous post about the Cat Fae element of Avery’s character in my book, The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. For those of you who don’t know, one of Avery’s secrets is that she is a Cat Fae. … Continue reading

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Folktales: The Cat Fae, Girl Power, and the Shapeshifting Motif

In my book The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle, one of Avery’s secrets is that she is a Cat Fae. A Cat Fae is a creature I made up – someone who is part cat and part human. Avery has a … Continue reading

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May Day

Today is May Day or Beltane, the traditional British festival in celebration of the coming of summer. Between now and Midsummer – a time of elves, faeries and magic – I’ll be writing a series of posts celebrating the folktales … Continue reading

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Sunstones

Low sat up straight. “Er, Avery. Something’s happening to your back pocket.” Avery turned around, making Sparrow lean again. Low was right. A bright light was streaming out of the top of her pocket. She reached her hand in and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday blog!

Can you believe it – it’s ten years to the day that I started writing this blog? What a roller coaster it has been! From the Scottish hills, down to Devon, two more children, changes of career, multiple house moves, … Continue reading

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How I Write

Look at this! I don’t talk about writing for months and then I talk about it for two weeks on the trot! You’ll be relieved to hear, this one is more light-hearted. In my last blog post I mentioned how … Continue reading

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The Team Behind A Book

Publishers have always been a slightly mysterious entity to me. I don’t suppose it helps that they are often called “Publishing Houses”, from which I imagined somewhere not too different to my own home. Perhaps the person who did the … Continue reading

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Thank you

I just wanted to quickly pop on here and thank you all for your amazing support for The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. Many of you regular readers will know I struggle with legitimacy issues! Who am I to have … Continue reading

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Today!

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle is out today!!! It’s a very special moment. I loved chatting to my friend’s daughter outside school this morning. She has already read the first few chapters. Her enthusiasm for the book (my book!) … Continue reading

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One day…

That mysterious door has continued to put in appearances all over the country and the world over the last week. This morning it was spotted at Kelpies HQ which can only mean one thing… The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle … Continue reading

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