So, we're still in lockdown in Scotland and my bookshelves are calling me - though I've not made the time to read I thought I might.
It's more important than ever that now, we recognise in ourselves and in each other how our mental health is faring. This is, of course, a writer's blog - and what I'm here to do as I climb down from my small soap box is write about how writing could help with mental health issues.
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So, I didn't really think I'd ever appear at a book festival, other than having my books on sale in the big white tents in Edinburgh. But in my hometown of Linlithgow, the wonderful bookshop Far From the Madding Crowd organises a children's book festival for the town's primary schools, in the community's very own … Continue reading Further From Festival
Exciting news (for me)! It's Book Week Scotland this month (don't know what that is? Look here) and I will be reading both of my wee stories to eleven primary school classes in my local area during the celebrations! This will be the first time I've taken The Kilted Coo to read in a school, … Continue reading Book Week Scotland 2017
Recently I visited the lovely Bellsquarry Primary School where I met a very talented group of children in P3/2. I was made to feel very welcome with posters and welcome signs for my arrival! I went along to read Ruan the Little Red Squirrel to kick off their Scottish topic of classwork. Ruan's travels formed … Continue reading Budding authors at Bellsquarry Primary
Today I received this lovely message from Primary 3/2 at Bellsquarry Primary School - Dear Rachel, We've just had some amazing news that you're coming to visit our class tomorrow! Our teacher has been keeping the date a secret, but now we know and we're really, really excited about meeting you and hearing the story … Continue reading It’s a school night for Ruan