Co-founder of Skylark Literary, a specialist children's & YA literary agency & creative consultancy. Trying not to drink too much tea.
So moved by #IDanielBlake on BBC2 last night. I'd love to hear Daisy's voice in children's fiction. What's life like for a 12 yr old when your mum can't make the rent? When you have to move 100s of miles to be housed? When your Mum has an apple while you're having your tea #MSWL
Rashmi Sirdeshpande @RashmiWriting1/3 What do we need more of in children’s literature? - Books that better reflect society, books with varied family structures, books with quiet heroes, books that challenge gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity, and more creative, UK-grown children’s nonfiction! #GEAvember
Couldn't agree more with @RashmiWriting's thread. In these scary times these are the stories I'm looking for and what I hope children's publishing will become. We need to tell stories for every child... #MSWL
Skylark Literary @SkylarkLitExcited to announce the launch of our Marvellous Middle-Grade Competition for new writers, with fab judges @LucePearse of Macmillan, @kjstansfield of Nosy Crow and @CharlotteLEyre of The Bookseller. Please help us spread the word!
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Both @AmberCaraveo and I would absolutely LOVE to see entries from diverse and under-represented voices telling stories from fresh perspectives. Send us your middle grade story!
#MSWL #MarvellousMGComp #DiversityandInclusion
Laura 🐎🌊❄ @uisgebeatha@AmberCaraveo @FinlaysonPalmer @JoannaMoult Is there a particular genre you're really excited to see? Or certain themes? :) #ukteenchat