The rhythms of a school year matter

Reading Time: 3 minutes The rhythms of a school year really matter. This year, they’ve totally disappeared – for me, right now, being on maternity leave where I’m currently away for the longest I ever have been. And for everyone else with home learning and repeated isolations. But the government announcements through t the last academic year and a half demonstrate that they have no idea how tightly structured those rhythms are. September brings the hope and promise of a new year. It’s a new planner, clean pencil case, pens with lids intact, fresh books. Everyone gets a new start (which is why we …

Interview with my cover designer!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This has been really exciting – for my new novella, I’ve decided to get the cover done by someone professional rather than doing it myself, as I’ve done for my previous short stories. I’ve really enjoyed the process, and had found Jane a very reliable, professional person to work with who’s done some great work for me!  Her website is http://janedixonsmith.com/ and you can see some of the previous covers she’s done. The novella itself is currently being processed by the KDP system and will be available early this week – another post will definitely announce its arrival! I wanted to …