• Book Review,  Reviews

    El Deafo – Cece Bell

    Starting a new school is always scary. But try being Cece, a first grader going to a school for ‘normal’ kids after spending kindergarden with those just like her. You see Cece is deaf. She needs hearing aids just to be able to hear a person and even then she cant understand them a lot of the time. Now she has the Phonic Ear, which is massive and will make the other kids stare. Whats worse is that the teacher has to wear a microphone and Cece has to explain why in front of everyone. Cece struggles to make friends who see her for her and not for her differences…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: Diversity in Pantomime & Shadowplay by Laura Lam

    Today I have a special guest post from one of my favourite Authors Laura Lam. Laura was put on that list as soon as I finished her debut Pantomime as I loved how diverse and different its characters were to anything else I had read, this is why I asked Laura to write a post about diversity in her books and I hope you find this post as interesting as I did.  *** Diversity means that not everyone in the stories I write are straight, white, and able bodied. I tried to make Pantomime diverse, though I’m also conscious of the fact that I could have done more. Pantomime has an intersex and bisexual protagonist, another…