Not in Front of the Adults


One of the problems when writing middle grade fiction is getting rid of the parents. This appeared to be easier in the past as children roamed freely in books such as ‘Five Children and It‘ and the ‘Famous Five Series’ … Continue reading

Stanley Bittersweet or Cider with Roses


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I’ve added a new section to my blog with the poems I’ve posted so far. Click here if you’d like to read the poems again. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy ‘Stanley Bittersweet.’ Acknowledgements to Laurie Lee for ‘Cider with Rosie,’ … Continue reading