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    David Levithan at Waterstones Liverpool One

    A rather blurry David Levithan at Waterstones Liverpool One  On August 12th I picked up my good friend Keris and took to the road… it wasn’t a very long one, with us just driving down to Liverpool to partake in an evening with David Levithan, but it was good!  It was a mixture of sunshine and rain on the hour long drive to Liverpool but with good company it went quickly. I only had an idea of how to get to the city centre so I followed my sat nav on my phone which kindly directed me into the Mersey Tunnel and over to Birkenhead… just for those who don’t know,…

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    YALC; the good, the bad and the… erm, freaking out

    So the very first Young Adult Literature Convention was a couple of weekends ago, as many of you will be aware. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts on how I thought the weekend went on my blog as a fair few others have an in light of this article on the Telegraph.  Reading the many blogs and that above mentioned article you would think that the event was a great success, and to be honest I really hope it was and that the people at Showmasters, who organise LFCC, think so too so it can be done again. Saying that though I think there are some…

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    Walker Books Blogger Event 28th November 2013

    So on the 28th November I headed on down to London for an evening of books, bloggers and buffets from Walker Children’s Books. The event was on a Thursday evening so I choo-chooed down in the afternoon and by chance met the wonderful Sarah of Feeling Fictional at the tube station near Walker. When we got there I had chance to say hey a to some other awesome bloggers and the super cool Non Pratt, who’s debut is coming out from Walker next year, but more of that in a little while. Once we were all sitting quietly The guys at Walker introduced themselves and one of the editors spent…

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    Manchester Literature Festivals Events October 2013 – Malorie Blackman, Neil Gaiman and Audrey Niffenegger

    Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Grammarly, an online automated proofreader. For more information about the services Grammarly offer you can visit them here. I used Grammarly as a proofreader for this post because I decided to have a drink to wind down after a long week whilst writing. Due to this there was a good chance of commas and colons appearing in the middle of words! Rubbish quality – this is why I should have taken my SLR! So a couple of weeks ago the Manchester Literature Festival took place. This is a yearly event run by some awesome folks in Manchester in association with HSBC, the Arts…

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    Oxford University Press Roadshow – 6th February 2013

    Quite a while ago now, on Wednesday 6th February I was invited to a Roadshow event from Oxford University Press, with Tim Bowler, Gillian Cross, Geraldine McCaughrean and Sally Prue.  Geraldine McCaughrean, Sally Prue, Lecturer for Man Met Uni, Gillian Cross and Tim Bowler The four authors were there to talk about their new books and writing in general. A lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University joined the authors to spur on some interesting discussions about writing and it made for such a great evening.  The authors talked respectively about their books, about what happens and gave us a reading from them. In between each reading the panel were asked questions…