Pictures Mean Business

A few days ago I saw a new hashtag that was trending among writers on Twitter – #PicturesMeanBusiness.  It is a new campaign to encourage us to take more notice of book illustrators and cover designers, the people who take our stories and weave them together with paint and art and produce beautiful pictures to clotheContinue reading “Pictures Mean Business”

The Wish Star and the Five Wishes – Merry Christmas xx

Thank you so much for staying with the Wish Star’s story. I hope you have enjoyed it. Today I have uploaded the whole story so that you can read through to the end. 2014 has been an amazing year for me, with Arthur and Me coming out and finally getting to see a book withContinue reading “The Wish Star and the Five Wishes – Merry Christmas xx”

The Wish Star and the Five Wishes – Part Nine, The Boy’s Wish

  The Boy’s Wish ‘Wish Star, Wish Star, Brightly shine Grant tonight This wish of mine So my joy will never end Bring me now my longed for friend.’ The boy was sitting by the hearth when he heard his father at the door with their Christmas tree. He had finished wrapping the presents andContinue reading “The Wish Star and the Five Wishes – Part Nine, The Boy’s Wish”

The Wish Star and the Five Wishes, Part Eight – The Dog’s Wish

  The Dog’s Wish Wish Star, Wish Star, Brightly shine Grant tonight This wish of mine. Bring me food, a fire, a bed Warmth and love to rest my head.’ It was a very excited group that set out that evening from Mrs Porfitt’s house. Lisette stepped carefully through the snow in her boots, aContinue reading “The Wish Star and the Five Wishes, Part Eight – The Dog’s Wish”

The Wish Star and the Five Wishes, Part Seven – The Shopkeeper’s Wish

The Shopkeeper’s Wish ‘Wish Star, Wish Star, Brightly shine Grant tonight This wish of mine. Bring me friends to share this day Chase my loneliness away.’  ‘Mr Bonn would make a lovely Santa’ Lisette said. ‘He was always so kind to us when he had his sweetshop.’ Mrs Porfitt nodded slowly. Her hands went toContinue reading “The Wish Star and the Five Wishes, Part Seven – The Shopkeeper’s Wish”