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October 28, 2017

My guest blog for the super awesome children's book site Toppsta...

I started writing when I was about eight years old. I used to type out stories and poems on my grandfather’s old typewriter, bashing the keys with my clumsy fingers, and reading them out to anyone...

October 19, 2017

I am super excited to announce that Being Miss Nobody has been shortlisted by Hillingdon Libraries for their Secondary Book of the Year Award 2018!

This is such wonderful news and, as you can see, I'm in rather good company with these fantastic books.

Better keep yo...

September 29, 2017

Here is a little article I've written for the very lovely Teach Secondary magazine.

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling extremely thankful I grew up without social media. I was a teenager in the early 1990s – I vaguely remember wearing a t-shirt with MC Hammer on it. I a...

May 31, 2017

The idea for Being Miss Nobody came to me while I was daydreaming. I pictured a girl, completely silent, being ignored by everyone around her, but with all these thoughts inside her head. She was unable to speak any of them. That girl was Rosalind Banks. Being Miss Nob...

May 24, 2017

How do you speak up when you don’t have a voice? In Being Miss Nobody, bullied Rosalind finds a way - by creating a kick-ass online persona Miss Nobody. Here's what she has to say...

Geeks. Weirdos. Dorks. Bookworms. Freaks. Brainiacs. Loners. Nobodies. 


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March 14, 2017

I was sorting out the heaps and heaps of stuff that was overtaking my writing room when I found a shoe box. It contained old letters, cards, photographs and something I wrote on New Year's Eve, 2002, almost fifteen years ago: my wishes for 2003. 

It's a b...

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