This week I've been feeling poorly with a cold and when I posted on Twitter and Facebook about piling up my comfort films to watch (above picture), lots of people joined in and shared theirs. For me, comfort films are some of my favourite movies ones that I've watched countless times so I don't need… Continue reading Comfort films
The Sea Of Tranquility - Katja Millay The lovely Beth from the Limebird Writers told me she thought I would enjoy this book and she has very good taste! I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately so it was great to fall in love with a book again. The book is about… Continue reading Five Things
Yesterday I watched Les Miserables for the first time and I SOBBED at the end. Yes, the clue is in the title but I didn't expect to be left in quite such a blabbing mess after watching it. It got me thinking about other films that have made me cry and the ones I still… Continue reading My favourite weepies
Last weekend I finally got around to watching the film Young Adult. The title of this post is a quote from the film, the context is this: Mavis: "You can come to the city with me like we always planned." Buddy: "Mavis, I'm a married man." Mavis: "I know we can beat this thing, together."… Continue reading Have YA writers never grown up?
Yesterday I went to see Breaking Dawn part 2. I really enjoyed the film and thought they adapted it well. There was one part that shocked me (you'll know what I mean if you've seen it) but I realised what was happening and it all ended up fine. I have been a fan of… Continue reading Twilight – it’s all your fault
Sometimes when I tell people I write young adult stories or stories for teenagers, I receive a blank stare. Some people think have had not been privy to the delights of YA literature although they most likely have (classics like Little Women, for example) but I don't think many people can stay ignorant of this… Continue reading My top ten upcoming YA books to film adaptations
When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with the Point Horror books. Anyone else remember them? They were a horror series of books by different authors and in my early teens seemed very frightening. They were the first really scary stories I had read - before that, Roald Dahl was probably my first dip… Continue reading Scary Stories