Archive for May, 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

A Taste of TIM! (and, um, me!)

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll have seen a lot of pics of me at my events. But if you’re curious about what I actually /sound/ like… well: It’s a clip of the talk I gave at The Crystal Palace Children’s Book Festival, on April 25th, as recorded at excellent independent bookshop The Bookseller [...]

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Chinjford. I mean: Chingford!

Here’s a quick pic from today’s events at South Chingford Library, where I was invited to do my thing as part of this year’s Waltham Forest Literature Festival. I did three sessions of readings and Q&A with Year 7 students from nearby Heathcote School. There were around fifteen students in each group – smaller audiences [...]

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

You’ve got to start somewhere

I’ve just embarrassed myself with this on Trapped By Monsters, so I figured I may as well do the same here, too! Following on from a post there by Ali Sparkes asking other TBM authors about our early writing efforts, here’s, um, this below…! It’s called THE HAUNTED CAVE. I found it in a cupboard [...]

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Friday, May 15th, 2009

A Tale of Woe!

Check Trapped By Monsters for the sorry saga of awesome author Alexander Gordon Smith, and his doomed attempts to rescue us from captivity. ————————– Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Me and THE WEBSPHINX would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at the Tim, Defender of the Earth Guestbook for current or Tim stuff, or [...]

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Laughing, Lincoln

Here’s a great pic from one of the two talks I gave today at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, in Horncastle, near Lincoln, where I did my thing as part of the Lincoln Book Festival. I’m normally a bit cautious about showing young people’s faces in photos on this blog, which is the main reason why [...]

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Leicester, Loudly

Yesterday I did my stuff at Moat Community College, Leicester. Over four sessions I spoke to pretty much everyone in Moat’s Year 9. As you can maybe see from the pic above, the school’s lecture theatre, while very impressive, left me feeling a bit far away from the audience! But I did my best to [...]

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Snee hee hee!

Here’s a nice follow-up to my visit to Hassenbrook School a couple of weeks back… It’s an article in local paper The Essex Enquirer. With a pic that, this time, even includes my head! Thanks to Ms Brockwell for passing this along – and congratulations again to Ellis on his phenomenal reading feat. ————————– Comments? [...]

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Get Your Wolf On

Here’s a treat for you. Check Trapped By Monsters for an exclusive brand new story by YA horror prodigy Dean Vincent Carter. Snort! Chew! RAAAAAGH! ————————– Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Me and THE WEBSPHINX would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at the Tim, Defender of the Earth Guestbook for current or Tim [...]

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Friday, May 1st, 2009

Zoosh!

Here’s a quick pic from today’s visit to Cornelius Vermuyden School, in Canvey Island, Essex. This was another cracking visit. Over three hour-long sessions (with something like ninety students per session) I spoke to what I think was most of the school’s Year 7 and Year 8 . They were terrific: attentive, enthusiastic, full of [...]

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