Author Archives: kareninglis

About kareninglis

Writer of children's fiction. Copywriter and web content strategist.

The Secret Lake audiobook, Australian log cabins, Albanian translation and other summer news…

The Secret Lake audiobook, Albanian translation deal and more… Continue reading

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The rhyme and the reason: confessions of a picture book author

It’s a well-known fact that we authors spend a lot of time alone, dreaming up and crafting our stories, discarding some and holding on to a golden few. If the idea takes off, we then spend many more hours, days … Continue reading

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Festivals, book offers, hedgehogs and more – why I love May!

We’re at the start of the first of two Bank Holiday long weekends this month in the UK  — guaranteed to make the nation smile, come rain or shine! However, there are a couple of other reasons why I especially … Continue reading

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From rejection to bestseller – the magical story of The Secret Lake…

>> CLICK OR TAP HERE TO ORDER THE SECRET LAKE ON AMAZON IN YOUR COUNTRY << The Story of The Secret Lake They say the best things come to those who wait: it’s seven years this month since I published my time … Continue reading

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Eeek’s 2018 World Cup Crossword Puzzle

Another FIFA World Cup Tournament… Another Alien World Cup Crossword for the Kids! Hello soccer fans and soccer mums and dads! Eeek! the soccer-mad alien who ran away to Earth for the World Cup is over the moon (!) to share … Continue reading

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Foxes & Hedgehogs, The Secret Lake & the World Cup

Hello from London We’ve all been enjoying the sunshine today – I hope it’s shining where you are! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – life is always so busy, what with new books to get out, school … Continue reading

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The Secret Lake – live video from Isabella

Hello from London – I hope you all had a great Easter break.  Our one-off heatwave in early April seems a distant memory now, but the sun is trying to break through again today, and the magical woodland that inspired … Continue reading

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To read or not to read – four recommendations for adult reluctant readers

Last Thursday I was at a book launch chatting with a friend who told me that her husband NEVER reads. She’s tried everything. Her husband was there, and happily joined in the conversation – he’s a highly qualified accountant in … Continue reading

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What’s the best thing about being a children’s author?

I’m often asked at school visits what I enjoy most about being a children’s author. Last week when I visited the delightful St Osmund’s Primary School in my local village,  Barnes, the question came up again in several sessions and … Continue reading

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Werewolves, Book Widgets, YouTube & more – Autumn Update :)

I hope you and your children have had an enjoyable half term and are now ready to embrace the darker evenings – what perfect timing for Halloween tonight with the UK clock changes! In fact, this post isn’t about witches … Continue reading

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