Welcome to my website! I’m a writer of children’s stories. Mostly in my head, but some are finally being typed!
I tell fibs for a living. Okay, that was a fib, I’m a children’s story writer but isn’t that the same thing? I make things up! It’s great fun 😊 I was brought up in the beautiful North Yorkshire moors and daydreamed my way through my school years. Being the adventurous type, I made the dramatic… Continue reading About me!
Thank you Halina at Varkata Labradors and Leonbergers for agreeing to this interview. I love following the antics of your various puppies as they adventure around your farm. My next book, “The Boy Who Dared” will reveal the horror of unscrupulous puppy farms, (also known as puppy mills) where dogs are treated as commodities, their… Continue reading Ethical Dog Breeder Interview #2
Last week on 8 September, we in the United Kingdom and all the Commonwealth countries lost our queen. She was a renowned dog lover. Indeed, whenever a corgi is spotted most people immediately think of the queen. She also had Labradors which I’m sure she loved just as much. Anyone who has owned a Labrador… Continue reading In Loving Memory
by Sufiya Ahmed How wonderful to have an exciting espionage story set during World War 2 which is written for children. Even more exciting is that the main, heroic protagonist is a mixed race, British Indian, Muslim girl. A fabulous role model! Despite being born to royalty, Rosie Raja behaves without presumptuous expectations. She is… Continue reading Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy
Don’t panic! It happens to almost everyone. There are ways through. Deep breath… Write Rubbish! Honestly. NOBODY is going to see it. You set yourself a time and start writing. It only needs to be 30 minutes. No matter how bad it is, it’s more than nothing. Be as ridiculous as you like. Take the… Continue reading Seven Surprising Ways to Break Through Writer’s Block
L = LITERACY. “About 90% of vocabulary once children get older is actually learnt through reading” (Gill Jones HMI, Deputy Director, Schools and Early Education, Ofsted). How often have you noticed the vocabulary of a person and judged them on it? When one person comments the weather is volatile and another comments it’s p!$$!ng down,… Continue reading Seven Reasons Why a Library is so Important in a Secondary School
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Some quotes from my “Reading for Pleasure” workshop presented to Primary and Secondary School teachers.
“Rachel was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. Extremely friendly and my most favourite session.”
“Valuable advice and information. I particularly enjoyed the participation element.”
“Reading for Pleasure was well presented, with enthusiasm.”
On the 13th December 2019, former pupil to Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School Rachel Coverdale who is a published children’s author returned to the school. Rachel started at Ingleby in 1972 and left in 1980. She came to talk to the pupils about her job as an author, share her books with the children and to share her experiences of her time at the school as she remembers them. The children were really inspired by her visit which further promoted a love of reading in the school. Rachel’s books include for younger children ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints in the Garden’ and ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints on the Farm’ and for older children ‘The Boy who Couldn’t’. Children had the opportunity to ask Rachel questions and to buy signed copies of her books. I highly recommend that Rachel visits your school.
Mrs M Norris, Head Teacher, Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School