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Keep up to date with my news and find out what’s going on behind the scenes…


Return to Wonderland out in paperback 6th August…

I have a short story in Return to Wonderland which came you last year in hardback. You can get it from 6th of August in ...
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Cogheart Guided Reading – Vocabulary – All 26 Chapters in one PowerPoint!

Teachers or homeschoolers using Cogheart now and next term. There's a fantastic free vocabulary powerpoint here, created by Miss Boakes (thank you!)… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cogheart-guided-reading-all-26-chapters-vocabulary-powerpoint-12348654 ...
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My 6 favourite animal sidekicks!

I love animal sidekicks. My children’s series ‘The Cogheart Adventures’ features an animal sidekick named Malkin. Malkin is a mechanical fox. Unlike a real fox ...
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BOOK OF HOPES

PROUD to say that my little poem is a part of this anthology of HOPE: called THE BOOK OF HOPES. Put together by amazing children's ...
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Build Malkin out of Lego


Lego fans in lockdown! This is the coolest. Someone on YouTube has done a video showing how to build Malkin the mechanimal fox out of ...
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Cogheart Adventures available on Kindle for only 99p!!

If you are looking for an adventure story filled with danger and daring to read during your self isolation, for one month only all ...
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Classes – enjoy online readings of the Cogheart Adventures during self-isolation

In recent days I've had many enquiries from teachers and librarians who were half-way through reading one of the Cogheart Adventures stories with their ...
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Cogheart Adventures Special Editions with Sprayed edges!

To Celebrate the release of SHADOWSEA. Usborne have released special editions of Cogheart Adventures with extra sparkle and sprayed edges. Don't they look gorgeous? Look ...
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Skycircus US Release

It is one week until SKYCIRCUS is released in the US on the 11th of February 2020! Step 1: Check out the Skycircus trailer. Step ...
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Shadowsea In the Reading Corner Interview

To celebrate the publication of #Shadowsea I did an interview with Nikki Gamble for the Imagine Centre's podcast: 'In the Reading Corner'. We talked all ...
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Cogheart Adventures US blog tour and reviews…

Cogheart was released a year ago this month in the USA. And Moonlocket six months later. Now Skycircus is due to be released there in ...
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My favourite animal-sidekicks

The fourth book in the Cogheart Adventures series - Shadowsea comes out officially in the UK tomorrow! To celebrate I have written a post for ...
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SHADOWSEA afternoon tea at Pickled Pepper Books!

Join me for for afternoon tea at Pickled Pepper Books on the 11th January for an exclusive tea party and book chat all about the ...
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SHADOWSEA COMPETITIONS

To celebrate the release of SHADOWSEA the FOURTH COGHEART ADVENTURE in JANUARY 2020 in just under a month's time HERE ARE TWO COMPETIONS… WIN A ...
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Return to Wonderland released!

This week Return to Wonderland is released into the world. I have a short story in this wonderful book along with eleven other wonderful contemporary ...
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Magicborn – my new standalone story announced at Bologna Book Fair…

This year, for the first time, I visited the Bologna Book Fair. It was an eye-opening experience - a specialist children's book fair across four ...
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Flashback to the Awesome Book Awards 2018…

Last May I was delighted when Cogheart won the Awesome Book Award. The Awesome Book Awards is an annual award which honours the best new ...
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How the Moonlocket cover was designed…

How the Moonlocket cover was designed by Kath Millichope: ...
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Do you like scary stories? What are your favourites?

I had lots of favourite scary stories as a kid. What I like about them is that spine tingling feeling of meeting the villains in ...
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SKYCIRCUS book tour and SCBWICON18

It has been a super-busy autumn of book tour events with Skycircus. I visited lots of schools in Birmingham, Bristol and London, with Usborne and ...
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An Introduction to Skycircus

It is nearly a month since Skycircus first came out and I have been busily travelling all around the country to tell children about the ...
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Secret Staff Meeting Interview…

Two weeks ago I went to do a workshops with A Tale Unfolds as part of a new Readingzone project that will be coming soon ...
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US ARCs of Cogheart Arrive!

Here are the US ARCs of Cogheart and don't they look gorgeous … My American publisher Jollyfish Press have been packing them up to send ...
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Skycircus Cover revealed…

On July the third the beautiful cover for the third Cogheart book: Skycircus was revealed by Scott Evans over on his blog: thereaderteacher.com It was designed ...
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Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival

I will be appearing at the Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival on the 29th and 30th of October. Here's the info about my events. I will ...
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Cogheart wins Awesome Book Award 2018

I am delighted to announce that on the third of May (over a month ago now, but I am a woeful blogger) Cogheart won the ...
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The Cogheart Adventures to be published in the U.S.

I am absolutely delighted to announce that The Cogheart Adventures Trilogy is to be published in the U.S by Jolly Fish Press, which is a ...
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Spring into March with six steampunk stories!

Here's a video I made for George Kirk - the librarian at the BGRS Learning Resource Centre  - all about my six favourite steampunk stories! ...
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Starbeck School’s stunning mechanimals…

Steam irons and stove pipes! Check out this cogtastic Cogheart artwork sent to me by Starbeck School. There’s diagrams of all the seasons new mechanimals - ...
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More marvellous mechanimal designs from Crescent Primary School

Checkout these mechanimals I was sent today by Mr Mathews at Crescent Primary School - designed by the Year five and six classes, aren't they ...
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Lily’s School report and a recipe for toasted teacakes

I discovered these the other day- some fabulous pieces of artwork that Usborne created for Cogheart when they were pitching for the book - my ...
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Drawings from Summerville Primary School

Here are some brilliant cogheart drawings sent to me by Summerville Primary - who i visited last year. Lots of great Malkin designs! These are ...
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Ingham Primary Cogheart Artwork

Here’s some stunning displays and artwork and writing from Ingram Primary - who also just finished reading Cogheart… ...
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Mechanimal drawings from Loxwood School

Check out these amazing mechanimals designed by the children of Loxwood School! Thanks Lindsay Webber for sending them to me ...
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Cogheart reading and Interview – West Thornton Primary

Last summer, I did an event at West Thornton Primary School in Croydon, with the lovely folks from Pea Green Boat Books. The school had ...
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Cogheart Makes the World Book Day Favourites Shortlist

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart is on the shortlist for the 9-12 favourite books selection for World Book Day 2018, along with some ...
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Download Cogheart Guided reading sheets!

Teachers using as a class reader! A lovely teacher called Natasha Ball has created 6 guided reading session for the first 12 chapters, Thanks ...
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Nakręceni – Cogheart in Polish

Check it out… You can now get a copy of Nakręceni - which is Cogheart in Polish - from Akapit Press. Moonlocket is coming in 2018… ...
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The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

On Tuesday night I attended the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017, where Moonlocket was nominated in the Children's Book Category, along with five ...
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Cogheart nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart has made the nomination list for the Carnegie Medal in the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. The CILIP ...
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Moonlocket Books Are My Bag Instagram takeover

Yesterday afternoon I took over the @BooksAreMyBag Instagram account to post some images to do with my book #Moonlocket which has been nominated for the Book ...
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Moonlocket Worksheets…

To celebrate the fact that Moonlocket has been nominated for the #BAMB - Books Are My Bag Awards, Usborne has created these two worksheets. Download ...
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Moonlocket Nominated for the Books Are My Bag Readers awards

I am DELIGHTED to announce that MOONLOCKET has been NOMINATED for the BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD. It’s an fantastically strong list, so if you ...
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Cogheart Summer Events

I haven't posted anything for a while on these blog pages, because I have been so busy writing book three. There have actually been a ...
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My Cogheart events with the PopUp Festival

This year - on the 22nd of June, quite a long time ago now, but that's how I roll with the blogging - I took ...
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All aboard for the Moonlocket Book Tour!

It has been a busy couple of months through May and June, talking about both Cogheart and now Moonlocket. I was intending to write a ...
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Cogheart and The Girl of Ink and Stars at Hay Festival

Doing a joint event at Hay festival on the 2nd of June with Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of Girl of Ink and Stars was definitely ...
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Cogheart Letters and Artwork

One of the best things about being an author is when children write to you about your books, or send you drawings of the characters ...
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Moonlocket interview on Funkids Radio

In case you missed it when it went out live a couple of weeks ago, here is a listen again version of the Funkids Radio ...
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Moonlocket launch week

It has been just over a week since Moonlocket's official launch party on Tuesday the 2nd of May at Waterstones Islington.  It was lovely to see so many friends, ...
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Win afternoon tea & writing advice from me with Authorfy

Win afternoon tea & writing advice from me. Over on the authorfy site here:   The prize also includes 5 signed copies of ‘Moonlocket’ for your school ...
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Cogheart Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart has been shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, an annual award for the author of an outstanding debut children's ...
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It’s Moonlocket publication day!

I an over the moon today because it's  publication day! To celebrate here's a glimpse of some upcoming tour highlights. I am looking forward to appearing at all of ...
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Cogheart Shortlisted for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart has been shortlisted for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award! Voting ended yesterday (30.4.17). It's an honour to ...
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Cogheart shortlisted for Independent Bookshop Week Awards

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart has been nominated for the Independent Bookshop Week Awards, Children's Category. Thank you to all the lovely Indie ...
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Moonlocket early release copies were out in the world this week

Moonlocket is out on Monday the 1st of May –– that's in THREE DAYS! But already there are early release copies in bookshops. Over the ...
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Read Out Loud Challenge: reading the prologue of Cogheart

Here's my Read Out Loud Challenge video. I am reading the prologue of Cogheart... For every 75 Read Out Loud Challenge videos uploaded to Facebook or ...
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Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Ceremony

The ceremony for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize took place on the 30th of March, last week. I had a fantastic time, and managed to ...
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Waterstones Book Prize 2017 Trailer

Check out this beautiful little trailer Waterstones has made for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017 nominees in the children's category. If you go to their ...
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Cogheart wins the Dudley Teen Book Award 2017!

I am delighted to announce that this time last Tuesday, Cogheart won the Dudley Teen Book Award 2017. I had a wonderful day at Dormston School, in ...
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World Book Day… I mean week… I mean month!

One of the most AMAZING things about World Book Day is seeing pictures of children ( and some teachers) dressed as the characters from your book ...
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Moonlocket Animated Cover

Just over a week ago today, Waterstones did an exclusive cover reveal for Moonlocket - the sequel to my debut Cogheart. Just like with Cogheart, ...
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Cogheart nominated for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017

I'm delighted to announce that Cogheart has been nominated for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017 in the Children's book prize category. It's such an honour ...
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Cogheart makes various 2016 Library Awards Shortlists and Best of Lists!

I'm delighted to say that over the holidays Cogheart was nominated for quiet a few School Library Service book awards shortlists... Dudley Teen Book Awards The ...
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December Cogheart roundup

This month I haven't been doing much eventing because I have been rather busy beavering away on edits of the second draft of Moonlocket, which I just ...
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Cogheart Blogpost Roundup

Finally for December, I thought I would share some of the blogposts and Q and As I have written since Cogheart was published in one ...
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November Roundup

November has been a little quieter in terms of Cogheart events, as I have got a massive pile of editing on Book 2 - Moonlocket ...
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Cogheart October Events Round-up

I was totally going to write this post a week ago but, what with Halloween and Guy Fawkes night, I didn't get around to it. Anyway, ...
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Cogheart – roundup for the rest of September.

It's been a crazy busy September launching Cogheart. Although I managed to write a few blogposts - all about the book launch and the Waterstones Birmingham ...
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Cogheart in The Guardian September Children’s Book Roundup

Last Saturday Cogheart featured in The Guardian's September Children's book roundup of the best new picture books and novels, along with some other stonkingly good ...
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Kid Lit readers chat Cogheart and here’s the Storify…

In September Cogheart was chosen for @KidLitReaders read of the month over on Twitter. Thanks to the organizers @BookMonsterAlly and @bookloverJo On September the 25th they had a twitter chat all ...
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Whsmiths, Wolverhampton and Birmingham events

Thursday was a day of fantastic events in Wolverhampton and Birmingham... On the way up to the events, I went to check if Cogheart was ...
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Interview with Mark Cridland on Deal Radio Show – ‘Living the Dream’

Here's a phone interview I did a couple of weeks ago with the lovely Mark Cridland on the Deal Radio show - 'Living the Dream' ...
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Cogheart on the Children’s Zone Website

An interview I did last week about Cogheart is live over on the Children's Zone website today. Check it out here... ...
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Cogheart Book launch Day finally arrived!!!!

After what seems like years of waiting, on Thursday the actual official Cogheart Launch day actually arrived, and we had a BIG Party to celebrate ...
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Interviewed on Christina Banach’s blog…

Here's some #mondaymotivation: I did a Q and A interview over on the lovely Christina Banach's blog, here... We talked about all kinds of things – automatons, ...
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One Amazing August

This week saw the last few days with Cogheart as Waterstones Children's book of the month... It has been one amazing August, glimpsing all the windows and ...
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Fabulous Cogheart Review by Stephen Palmer

Really great review of Cogheart by Stephen Palmer, on his Science fiction blog, here's a fabulous quote from the review, you  can read it ...
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Kids Reviews from lovereading4kids.co.uk

I LOVE theses quotes from kid-reviewers on #Cogheart from the lovereading4kids.co.uk website... Especially the last one! You can read the whole of their reviews here... ...
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Cogheart Book-Selfies

Mangles and motors! Take a gander at all the fantastic book-selfies lovely friends and readers have been sending me! I love all of these, so if anyone fancies sending ...
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Cogheart Ad in Sunday Times Culture

It was super-exciting to see this ad for Cogheart in The Sunday Times Culture Magazine last week, thanks Usborne!! And this week it also features in ...
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Cogtastic Cogheart fan-art!!

Checkout this COGTASTIC Cogheart fan art by @2DWorlds on twitter! I LOVE IT 💕 ...
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Fab Cogheart review on Books-a-Go-Go blog

Check out this fab Cogheart review by Becca Judge on her children's book blog Books-a-Go-Go. Here's a lovely quote from her about Cogheart.... ...an ingenious ...
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Cogheart Trailer for Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month

Check out the little animated trailer I made for Cogheart as Waterstones Children's Book of the Month. I re-used all the animation bits from the original book trailer ...
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Visiting the fantastic Cogheart window in Canterbury Waterstones

I made a day trip to Canterbury yesterday - mainly just to see this cogtastic Cogheart window in the Rose Lane Waterstones, which was so beautiful, ...
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Cogtastic Cogheart review by John Fulton

A fantastic review of Cogheart by John Fulton over on The Chimney Rabbit blog... Peter Bunzl’s debut is a gripping penny-dreadful of an adventure, with ...
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Cogheart is Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month!

I am delighted to announce that Cogheart is the Waterstones Childrens Book Of The Month for August 2016! It has been a crazy couple ...
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Cogheart review by KM Lockwood over on ‘Serendipity Reviews’

"Fantastical, immersive – and yet with real heart." Another marvellous Cogheart review was published this week by KM Lockwood, you can read the whole of ...
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Cogheart in Fiona Noble’s ‘Ten Titles Not To Miss’ for the Autumn 2016

Delighted to announce that not only is Cogheart on the Cover of the Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide for Autumn 2016, but it's also on the ...
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Cogheart reviewed on Booklover Jo’s blog

Check out this fantastic review of #Cogheart from Booklover Jo over on her blog.... This is my favourite bit!! This compelling story will hold you tightly ...
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Cogheart final books arrive…

So this week I finally got my hands on a couple of finished copies of the book, and it looks amazing - thanks to Kath ...
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Cogheart industry launch at The Bookseller Buyer’s Guide Party

I had a superb time last night at the ‎The Bookseller Buyer's Guide party launching Cogheart‬ to industry people with the folks from ‪‎Usborne‬. The book was introduced by Peter Usborne who ...
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Cogheart Goodreads giveaway – until 1st August!

COMPETITION ALERT!! Hurry over to the Usborne Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win one of ten FREE copies of  here:  The giveaway ends on the 1st of August, ...
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Great Cogheart review from Mr Ripley’s Enchanted books

Another great review for Cogheart this week over on Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books blog! Here are some lovely things he said about the book: ...an ...
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Cogheart reviewed in New Statesman

Cogheart has been given an excellent review in the New Statesman this week by Amanda Craig in her article on the best new children's books for ...
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Fantastic #Cogheart reviews from Chatterbooks Readers

Here are some of the truly fantastic Cogheart reviews we got back from some of the Chatterbooks readers I have been meeting over the past couple ...
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2 weeks of amazing #ChatterBooks visits with #Cogheart

Over the last two weeks I have gone from doing my very first school visit, with the lovely Jo Clarke and her Chatterbooks group at ...
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Cog heart in Teens On Moonlane’s – Top Twenty Releases of Second Half of 2016

Cogheart features in Teens on Moonlane's Top Ten Tuesday – as on of the Top Twenty Releases in Second Half of 2016. All the books are selected by ...
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Cogheart cupcake at SCBWI UK’s 20th Anniversary Party!

I didn't make it to what looked like a fabulous 20th anniversary party for SCBWI UK. But I got sent this lovely picture by Sue ...
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Cogheart features in the Bookseller September Preview

Cogheart was one of six children's and YA books featured last week in Booksellers Magazines, September Preview: Editor's Choice. Fiona Noble gave the book a ...
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Great Cogheart review on Mango Bubble Books by Erethymis

Avid reader, blogger, reviewer and also the author of Yellow - 9 year old, Erethymis (Aka: Dragonfly.... Aka Yu...) has written two fabulous reviews of Cogheart... This shorter one is on ...
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Checking the final proof of Cogheart

This last week I have been going through and checking the final proof of Cogheart. There are actually more tweaks than I expected, and one ...
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Lovely early reviews of Cogheart arriving!

As well as more pictures of the gorgeous proof out in the world, some lovely early reviews of Cogheart have been arriving on twitter this ...
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Shadowing a school visit with Robin Stevens

A while ago I asked Robin Stevens if I could come and watch one of her school visits and she kindly agreed to take me along ...
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7 tips to help you write a first draft

Recently I’ve been working on the first draft of a Cogheart Sequel. I find first drafts the MOST difficult part of writing. (And then the ...
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People have been receiving Cogheart proofs

People have been sending me pics this week of the Cogheart proofs they have received in the mail, so exciting. Pretty soon, I suppose someone ...
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Kath Millichope on designing the Cogheart cover

Over on the Middle Grade Strikes Back blog TODAY you can read a post by Kath Millichope talking about how she designed the GORGEOUS Cogheart cover. This ...
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The Cogheart website goes live!

The CogHeart website has gone live, so... Head on over there to catch a High Def glimpse of the animated cover and be in ...
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Review Cogheart and get an author visit for your Chatterbooks group

The Reading Agency are running a BRILLIANT #Cogheart competition at the moment: Review Cogheart and get an author visit for your Chatterbox group: Be the first ...
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#Cogheart cover reveal at Middle Grade Strikes Back…

I am very excited to announce the COGHEART cover is revealed today over on the MIDDLE GRADE STRIKES BACK blog. Cogheart is my Middle Grade Children's book (published ...
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Cogheart Animated Cover

Click play below and check out the AMAZING #Cogheart animation I made, using Kath Millichope's beautiful cover and Becca Stadtlander's quirky and gorgeous illustrations. It was ...
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Batnon and Robin’s Guide to Author Events

On Monday night I went to a great event for soon to be published authors organised by Non Pratt, author of Trouble and Remix, and Robin Stevens, Author ...
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Foxy Novelty Jumper

This lovely novelty jumper arrived off amazon today. A photo posted by Peter Bunzl (@peter_bunzl) on Feb 26, 2016 at 7:24am PST ...
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Abi Elphinstone’s #ShadowKeeper book launch

Last night I went to the fab book launch for Abi Elphinstone's The Shadow Keeper, which is the sequel to her excellent debut The Dream Snatcher. I read The ...
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Cogheart letter gif

I made this bigger version of the #Cogheart letter gif in photoshop the other day. I hope it plays back on Wordpress..! ...
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Author Pictures

The other week a photographer friend Thomas Butler came round to take some author photos for the jacket of my book. It was all super-professional, apart ...
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More of Me Booklaunch

At the beginning of the month I went to the launch of Kathryn Evans amazingly original YA teen story MORE OF ME at Daunt Books ...
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Malkin wrapping paper

I made this gorgeous wrapping paper for my friends 40th a few weeks ago. It features Malkin the talking mechanical fox in my book, here ...
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Author Profile training and a book launch

Last Wednesday, the 29th of January, my publishers Usborne organized a social media training day for all of us 2016 debut authors, run by Author Profile ...
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Fox illustration

Today I got this gorgeous fox card from my friend Sarah. It looks just like Malkin - the fox in Cogheart. And is possibly the ...
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Books I read in 2015 + a few of my faves…

2015 is not quite over yet, and I might get one more book read if I'm lucky, but for now here are all the books ...
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How I met my agent through SCBWI

This was an interview I did a couple of months ago for the SCBWI newsletter. In it I talk about finding my agent Jo Williamson ...
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#NeverEvers book launch

I had a fun time at the Never Evers book launch last night, catching up with Lucy Ivison who I used to be in The ...
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#UKMGCHAT #BOOKSPEDITION

Had a great time today visiting the bookshops of Dulwich with #UKMGCHAT #BOOKSPEDITION. There were seven or eight of us in total, a mixture of ...
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#YASHOT 2015

I had a fantastic time at #YASHOT in Uxbridge over the weekend. Here are some of the brilliant sessions I attended and a few pictures ...
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I made a #Cogheart Gif

And here's a movie version of the same clip ...
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UK MG Extravaganza

On the 17th of October I went to the UKMGX  - the UK Middle Grade Extravaganza - at Nottingham Central Library. Middle Grade is a American ...
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CogHeart gets a mention in Mslexia

Cogheart featured this month in Mslexia, thanks to Annette Caseley, one of the authors from our group anthology: Tales of the Blue Room, who wrote a short article for ...
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Usborne to publish COGHEART

I'm delighted to announce that Usborne are going to publish Cogheart, my debut children's novel, in Spring 2016. The announcement of the deal appeared in The Bookseller last Thursday (June ...
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SCBWI Professional Series Talks – Book Packaging

Before attending this talk I’d no idea what book packaging involved, I thought it might mean designing or typesetting books. I soon discovered how wrong I ...
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Crow Feathers screens at the Flatpack Festival Birmingham

Crow Feathers screens at the Flatpack Festival Birmingham in their Pick and Mix 2 programme, which screens on Saturday 30 March at 5pm, at The ...
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Crow Feathers Features on ECU Film Festival frontpage

Today, Crow Feathers featured on ECU Film Festival frontpage .... www.ecufilmfestival.com ...
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Crow Feathers to screen at ECU Film Festival Paris

Crow Feathers had been pre-accepted into the 8th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival in Paris, 29-30-31 March 2013. The festival’s ...
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Wheat Free Peanut Butter Cookies

recipe from the Guardian/Observer 1 x 454g jar of peanut butter 1 large tin of sweetened condensed milk 100g of dark chocolate A handful of ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Washington DC Independent Film Festival

Crow Feathers screens at Washington DC Independent Film Festival which takes place from March 6th-10th 2013 ...
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Crow Feathers screenings in the US, Spring 2013.

Crow Feather is screening in a trio of US festival in March 2013: Annapolis Short Film Festival, March 21-24, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. Richmond Int ...
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Crow Feathers mentioned in MUBI forums favourite films of 2012

Somebody on Mubi selected Crow Feathers as one of their favourite films of the year. (It wasn't me in disguise I promise.) Thank you, Ralch, ...
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Mind Games screens at Making Tracks

Here’s some photos of the Whirlygig Making Tracks event, where Mind Games screened with an all new live score by the Cabinet of Living Cinema. On the ...
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Whirlygig Spotlights

A couple of photos from the Whirlygig Spotlight event I did earlier this month. Talking about my short films - Crow Feathers, On the Upside, and The ...
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Crow Feathers wins a Screen Stockport Award

Crow Feathers was runner up for the Short Film Award at Screen Stockport. Here's the lovely medal they sent. The film  screened on Sunday 14th October at The ...
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Mind Games screens at Arts Bournemouth

Just found out that my short animation Mind Games is screening in a Frankenstein themed film event at Bournemouth Arts, this Saturday (20.10.12.) ‘The ...
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Crow Feathers Screen Stockport Award

Me with the lovely certificate and medal sent by the people at Screen Stockport. Crow Feathers was runner up in their short film award category ...
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Crow Feathers screens in Cornwall Film Festival

Crow Feathers screens in THE EDGE selection. Sunday 11th November. 09:55 am!! Screen 2 at The Lighthouse Cinema Newquay. Crow Feathers to screen with selection of ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Flip Festival Wolverhampton

Crow Feathers will be screening at the Flip Short Film Festival in Wolverhampton on Friday the 2nd of November 2012. In Opening Shorts 1 from ...
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Crow Feathers wins Creativity Award at Forster Film Festival

Crow Feathers won the Creativity award at Forster Film Festival, Australia. It screened on the 28-30 Sept at the festival, and afterwards in the festival tours of ...
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Whirlygig Short Filmmaker Spotlight

A selection of my short films are screening in whirlygigcinema’s short filmmaker Spotlight at the Transgallan Newington Green Tues 9.10.12. I am planning to show ...
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Mind Games to screen in Making Tracks

Mind Games is screening in Making Tracks on Thursday the 18th of October at the Rich Mix Cinema. The film we accompanied by a brand ...
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Mind Games screens at A Voyage Through Animation

The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN Sun 16th Sept, 7.30pm. Tickets £9 My short film MInd Games will screen as part of ...
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Crow Feathers screens in Bornshorts Denmark

More good festival news… Crow Feathers is an Animation Award Nominee and is screening in the Bornshorts festival in Bornholm Denmark. Friday 14.09.12 at 16.30 ...
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Crow Feathers features on Wimbledon Shorts Poster

Crow Feathers screened at the Wimbledon Short Film Festival on the evening of  the 21st of July. A still from the film was featured on ...
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Crow Feathers wins Best animation at Wimbledon Shorts Festival.

Sat 21st July 2012 - Crow Feathers won the Best Animation Award at Wimbledon SHORTS Film Festival. It also came third in the Audience Award ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Grand Action cinema Paris

Crow Feathers screened at the Grand Action Cinema on Monday night in Paris, as part of the Nouveaux Cinema Short Film Festival. Here's me outside ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Nouveaux Cinémas Paris

Got the screening info for Les nouveaux cinémas festival this summer in Paris. Screening Dates are: LUNDI 25 JUIN – CINÉMA LE GRAND ACTION: 20H00 5 ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Cinefiesta Puerto Rico

Crow feathers has been chosen to be part of the Tenth Edition of Cinefiesta (July 22nd. To 29th. 2012) in Puerto Rico.  Pretty cool. Ninety two ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Wimbledon Shorts

Crow Feathers has been selected for Wimbledon shorts.The SHORTS festival will be held on the evening of Saturday 21st July at the Polka Theatre in ...
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Crow Feathers screens at Fear & Fantasy Film Festival Los Angeles

More Festival news - Crow Feathers Screened at The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival on Saturday the 19th of May. Here is a ...
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Crow Feathers selected for In The Palace Film Festival Bulgaria

Good news - Crow Feathers has been selected to compete in the 10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival. The festival will take place ...
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Crow Feathers screens at The Norwich Film Festival

Crow Feathers screened at The Norwich Short Film Festival on the 30th of March 2012. I didn’t make it along to the festival, but heard ...
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Line tests

Linetests from Peter Bunzl on Vimeo. Old animation linetests from the days when I was learning drawn animation. (circa '98) ...
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Crow Feathers screens at London Short Film Festival

Great News - Crowfeathers had its first festival screening at The London Short Film Festival in January 2012! As part of the New Shorts 9: ...
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On the Upside at The Aesthetica Film Festival

On the Upside has just appeared in the Aesthetica Film Festival. AestheticaFilmFest was hosted by Aesthetica Magazine in the historic city of York from 3rd ...
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Crow Feathers premieres at The Shortwave Cinema

Crow Feathers had its premiere screening on the 18th of October 2011 at the Shortwave Cinema, London. Thanks to all the friends and family and folks ...
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On the Upside screens at Speech Motion London

September 25th 2011. On the Upside screened at Speech Motion – a regular poetry, film and performance evening in Stoke Newington hosted by BBC Edinburgh ...
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On The Upside screens at Our Indie Cinema London

On the Upside screened in London at the Our Indie cinema shorts selection, 1st of February 2011. Unfortunately I was ill with horrible man-flu so couldn’t go along. But ...
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Enchanted Life screens at HD Fest Portland Oregon

Enchanted Life screened at HD FEST 2010, December 6th-9th in Portland Oregon USA. The screening took place at The Living Room Theaters in downtown Portland ...
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Mind Games screens at Short and Sweet London

Mind Games screened at Short and Sweet last night (29th of November 2010). It was a really enjoyable screening good crowd and a good selection of ...
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London Screenwriters Festival – summing up!

I have just spent a three day weekend at the London Screenwriters Festival. Overall it was a very enjoyable and I met quite a few ...
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Kate Leys – Working on a script

Notes from Kate Leys workshop about working on a script: Have perspective - investigate the story and ask the difficult questions. Be clear and honest ...
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London Screenwriters Festival – Day Three

First off -  went to see Chris Jones interview Eddie Hamilton - a film editor who worked with Matthew Vaughn on Kick Ass and various ...
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London Screenwriters Festival – Day Two

Started with - in conversation with Barry Keith on the Long Good Friday. I arrived late and just caught the end of this. They showed ...
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London Screenwriters Festival – Day one

I Started off seeing - Tim Bevan in conversation with Michael Gubbins. A very interesting potted history of Working Title going from My Beautiful Launderette ...
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Mike 360 Played at Raindance Film festival

Mike 360 Played at Raindance Film festival, The Screening was: Friday 1 October 2010 at 5:15pm. We went along and it was an interesting selection of ...
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Mike 360º is a finalist in Raindance Extraordinary Film Competition

Mike 360º was a finalist in the Raindance Extraordinary Films Competition 2010 and screened at the Raindance Film Festival in their short films selection ...
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Wabbit Wedding

Circa: 1990 This was the first full on cel painted and colour animation film I ever made. When I was about fifteen. It was a ...
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On the Upside screens Heart of Gold Australia

On the Upside is screening at the  Heart of Gold festival, Gympie, Australia. In the edgy sounding comedy and a cup of tea selection! March 25th to 29th ...
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On the Upside screens at HD Fest Los Angeles

On the Upside screened in the HD fest LA today - Dec 6th, 2008. In the  Short Films Surreal and Unreal Category. The HD fest ...
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Virgin Media Shorts create Mind Games Poster

Here's the poster that Virgin Media Shorts Presented for Mind Games when they showcased the film in the Virgin Media Shorts Competition ...
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On the Upside screens at Encounters Bristol

On the Upside screened at Encounters Bristol last week, in the Fourmations Newcomers Category. We got to attend the festival for a few days and saw ...
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On the Upside features in the Guardian Guide

Guardian Guide Nov 15th 2008: “With over 1,000 entries, Encounters is easily the UK’s largest international short film festival, and the calibre of entries is ...
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Mind Games is a Virgin Media Shorts Finalist 2008

Mind Games was a finalists for the Virgin Media Shorts Award . From over 1400 entries it made it to the last 12! The lavish ...
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On the Upside screens at The Portobello Film Festival London

On the Upside screened  in the Portobello film festival today (Sep 7th, 2008 1:00am) @ The Inn on the Green One pm ...
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On the Upside is a Rushes Soho shorts finalist

On the Upside – was one of three finalist for the Rushes Soho Shorts Newcomer Award at The Rushes Short Film Festival in July 2008 ...
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On the Upside features in Times Cannes Special

The Times Thursday May 22nd 2008, Cannes-o-meter. ” We are charmed by Peter Bunzl’s On The Upside, the tale of and elderly couple with unusual living ...
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On the Upside wins WorldFest Huston Remi Award

April 11 - April 20 2008. On The Upside won a platinum Remi award at the World Fest Huston 2008. Best Comedy in the Independent Experimental Category ...
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On the Upside wins Accolade Award

On March 25th 2008 On the Upside won an Accolade Award in The Accolade Competition, which honours outstanding achievements in film, television and videography. The ...
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Mind Games Features on the Director’s Notes Podcast

My short film Mind Games featured on episode 43 of the Directors Notes Podcast. You can visit the interview webpage on the Director's note site here... where there ...
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The Garden wins Award at A Corto Di Cinema, Lucca

In December 2003 The Garden won a Jury Award at A Corto Di Cinema Lucca ...
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