My husband’s sister and her husband had a baby in January, hurray! To celebrate, I made some…you guessed it, bunting! Below is the finished result. I had a lovely text from my sister-in-law over the weekend who is delighted with it 🙂 Welcome, baby Gregory! Advertisements
I had a lovely time away this weekend with the Scattered Authors. Hugely supportive as ever, and very frank discussions (what’s said in Peterborough stays in Peterborough!), along with bags of clever ideas to improve writing. I took my camera and clicked away during many of the sessions. No one told me to stop so … More Portraits
I can’t remember when I first read ‘Looking for JJ’, Anne Cassidy’s extraordinary novel about a child murderer. I only remember that it blew me away. It was bold, emotive and brilliantly-written, and so I jumped at the chance of reviewing her long-awaited sequel, ‘Finding Jennifer Jones’. I read the first book again, so that … More Finding Jennifer Jones – review
I like the sound of Rest and Recuperation. It feels as though it’s been a difficult couple of weeks – lots going on and illnesses galore too – not just me but the rest of the family. So I am VERY much looking forward to a couple of days with some other crazy writer people: … More Some R and R…
I don’t read a lot of fiction for 8-12s. I mainly read teenage and Young Adult fiction (which is quite often the same thing only the YA tends to include more sex). But I jumped at the chance to read Harvey Drew for review because of two reasons: a) I recently met the author, Cas … More Harvey Drew and the Bin Men from Outer Space – Review
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve been thinking about love a lot recently. I started writing a romantic novel before Christmas (for adults) though it’s been put aside while I re-work a story I’ve had on the go for ages. And just a few days ago, I dug out my musical compositions from my teenage years. Gosh, … More From The Heart…
Thanks to Sarah Blizzard for the photos from Wednesday’s launch party!
Yesterday, I blogged over on My Book Corner about my top tips for aspiring writers – and I did it in the style of Good Cop, Bad Cop. So if you’re hoping to be published one day and you need a little encouragement along with a harsh dose of reality, check it out! http://www.mybookcorner.com.au/articles/1023-jo-cotterills-top-ten-tips-for-aspiring-writers
Last night was my launch party for LOOKING AT THE STARS, and I had SUCH a good time 🙂 So many people from different areas of my life came: ten other children’s authors eight school librarians plus assorted colleagues and children my primary school head teacher my A Level Maths teacher an aspiring writer I’ve … More A lovely party
Today I’m blogging over at Wrathqueen’s Books (FAB name!) about why Looking at the Stars has been sooo long in the making… http://wrathsqueensbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/blogtour-looking-at-stars-with-guest.html?