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Writing Process Blog Tour

Members of Ilkley Writers will be reading new work at the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe on October 9th at 9pm in Ilkley Playhouse. Although the stories on that night will be dark tales inspired by the moor, we’re not all forbidding and scary. 869 more words

Literature Festival

Our Best Loved History Resources

As I explained (or, you know, shamelessly bragged out) in my last post, we finished all the history recently. I wanted to make a list of the big resources we loved most over the last five years. 1,304 more words


Are we all replaceable?

Well, X-Factor contestants can lose their chair to another singer at the whim of a judge…Martin Sheen was brought in to play the lead in Apocalypse Now when Harvey Keitel didn’t pan out. 144 more words


The writing, editing, production and self-publishing process of WALKING UP A SLIDE has been stressful, exhilarating and terrifying all at once, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it! 429 more words

Daley James Francis

You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant

Making comparisons can be tricky, since it depends on who or what you are comparing. In this book, two fuzzy creatures can’t agree on whether one is big or the other is small, until some unexpected visitors (literally) drop in to offer them a fresh perspective. 104 more words

Children's Books

Good to meet you...author Iva Valentino

Today I’m welcoming the fabulously named Iva Valentino to my blog. What a great name for a writer, Iva! And I love the title of Iva’s new novel for children: … 943 more words