Overactive Imagination & The Writer

Some of my earliest memories are of lying in my darkened bedroom, holding my breath and listening for the sound of someone else breathing, or hiding under the covers, sweat sticking my hair to my head, crying for my mum or dad. The curse of an overactive imagination! Shadows in the corners, shapes cast by…

National Poetry Day 2014 – Inspired by Heaney

It’s National Poetry Day today. I have so many favourite poems it’s impossible to pick just one. So many poems and poets over time have inspired and influenced me. I was always encouraged to read poetry as a child and I think poetry is great for children. When I have run author workshops based around…