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A little self-promotion

Normally I use this blog to review and publicise work that other authors, editors, illustrators and publishers do, but tonight I wanted to share something that I’ve just set up.

As many of you know, I am a freelance writer, editor and general wordsmith and I’ve worked on a huge range of projects and for a diverse variety of clients. (A little-known fact: my first real freelance gig was writing an article on tattoos for the sadly now defunct women’s magazine New Woman:)


After the birth of my daughter, I became a Community Manager for a parenting website called Babyworld and specialised in articles on parenting (surprise, surprise!). As my daughter grew older, this blog came into being, alongside my other writing and editing projects for clients such as Oxfam and the National Literacy Trust. And I was lucky enough to have some time to pursue a second degree in Literature, then an MA in Children’s Literature, which helped me to get my current part-time job as a primary school librarian and as a writer for Scholastic.

Now I want to build on all this and develop working relationships with others in publishing – in children’s literature and beyond – so I have created my own website: I hope you visit it and like it! And I hope that I can report back in time with good news.

Thank you for letting me indulge in a little bit of self-promotion :-).





Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

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