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Page to Stage: Adapting a Book into a Play (Part 2)

The first stages of bringing my book, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the stage involved discussing the themes, simplifying the complexity of the book, writing, and re-writing. In this blog, I’ll talk about raising funds, planning, finding the team and starting rehearsals. In case you missed the first part of this post, you can read […]

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Page to Stage: Adapting a Book into a Play (Part 1)

Being an author and theatre director, I spend a lot of my time either writing about fictional worlds or bringing them to life on stage. The perfect combination? Adapting my own book into a play! I’m currently in the process of bringing my first book in The Firebird Chronicles series, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the […]

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Illustrated postcards and interactive books!

I got lots of goodies in the post today!  Firstly, some postcards I ordered arrived. Each has an illustrated character from the Firebird Chronicles on the front (drawn by the lovely Sarah Johnson). On the back there’s a quote from that character, taken from the Nemesis Charm. I love how clean and simple they look! […]

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What if stories changed people, referendums and reality?

Would you like to join a society of possible histories? We want to change the world. Last weekend, I was helping recruit new members to the Knaresborough Society of Possible Histories, as part of Release the Hounds Festival. As part of educating new members about the society, we introduced them to three ‘Tour Guides’, each […]