I write picture books, middle grade books and funny poems. I'm also the author of the Action Words Reading Scheme.
My book the Bloodcurdling Bug-eyed jawbreaker won an honorary mention in the 2010 UV competition and To Destiny or Death won a place in the 2012 UV competition. I'm so pleased to have been included and so grateful to Sara Grant and Sara O'Connor for setting UV up in the first place. Thank you.
As the North East coordinator I organise events in York and elsewhere in the region so please get in touch if you would like to come to any of our meetings.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm the coordinator of The funEverse with a group of SCBWI authors. It's a group blog of funny poets and we're working with schools to get kids writing poetry. Here's the link http://www.thefuneverse.com/
And I'm about to launch Florence and the Meanies - Cupcake Catastrophe. It's a Team Lynas effort with my illustrator daughter Katherine and techno husband and publisher Geoff.
The funEverse is a funny site by funny poets. It's for schools...pass it on
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Hi Maureen, it was great to meet up with the Scwbiers in York yesterday; I'm looking forward to the events this coming year. Thankyou ever so much for your valuable feedback, it's given me a new raft of things to be bobbing along with. I really do 'make it up' with the rhyme and I'm not sure how to analyse it more closely; is there a good book that you can recommend that might give me skills and structure in that area?? Also you mentioned a book on plot and structure that I can't remember the title or author of which sounded worth a look...
Thanks for letting me know, I'll take a look on facebook. I'm a bit confused how I could contact Ellen if she's not a member (I did a search for people near me to say hi to). To be honest I'm also a bit confused between this page and SCBWI.org and the facebook page and SCBWI BI!! Sorry if I haven't filled in something I should have! I'm pretty sure I signed up as Jo Thomas.
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