EXCITING NEWS - kids have been telling me it's time to have another POETRY COMPETITION. I listened and now there's not just one poetry competition, but two! You'll find the entry details on the Poems by kids page. All you need to do is start writing.
I've made a few decisions this last week.
I AM PUBLISHING ONE MORE GRANNY BOOK yee haaa to me.
I also decided to give YOUNG WRITERS the chance to see their POEMS PUBLISHED. How fantastic would that be, to open a book and there is your poem sitting there for everyone to read and enjoy. But wait there's more. I'm also looking for a 'jackiwa' poem written by a class, and two talented classes will have their poems published in the book as well.
Les and I have been out and about visiting schools. Les won't stay at home now he has such a great time meeting you all. Cambridge Primary students convinced me I should do one more book. While at Pekerau School in Te Awamutu, I got the idea from a student for the title for that book. I can now announce to you that it will be titled, 'GRANNY DOES KARATE!'
It must be time for a joke.
BOOM BOOM that was bad wasn't it. :) I made it up!
No news back from the publisher yet, but the Selwyn kids have finished my chapter book and loved it. Their feedback has been brilliant and really inspired me to keep going. Fingers crossed that 'Help, Granny Wants To Be A Streaker!' is going to be a hit with publishers.
WORD OF THE MOMENT
Obnoxious - A great adjective to use when describing a not very nice character in your story.
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. Also read what others write. We all have different styles and that's okay. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country.
If you'd like me to visit your school then talk to your teacher and see if we can organise a visit. That'd be great. You can always make a comment just click on comments at the bottom of this post.
Keep on writing and keep on smiling.