Entries by Ruth Fitzgerald

Spring (-ish)!

Spring has sprong??sprunged springed ?- Well, it’s here anyway. Sort of. Because apparently it’s going to snow again his weekend, but for now the sun is shining and I feel inspired to do something. The trouble is I often feel inspired to do things like clean out the kitchen cupboards, when what I should be […]

Author Visits!

I love this time of year – it’s when children’s writers are at their most busy, visiting schools for World Book Week events. School visits are one of my favourite things about being a writer. I love meeting readers and finding out about the books they like – and because I write funny books, I […]

Working Like a Mole!

A rather late, ‘Happy New Year’ – late because I’ve been as busy as a workaholic mole (I think they work hard, all that digging!) to get my new book written. It’s now with my agent and I be working on revisions over the coming months. Finishing a book is a similar feeling to finishing […]

Summer Reading Challenge

I recently went to Broomhill Library in Ipswich, Suffolk to give out awards for the Summer Reading Challenge. An amazing number of children had completed the challenge to read at least six books during the holidays – almost 300! Here’s a picture of super-readers Evie and Molly. Well done everyone!

Summer Holidays and Brentwood Literary Festival

It’s finally the summer holidays! And it was typical summer holiday weather when I went down toBrentwood Literary Festival this week. There was a big thunderstorm! Still that didn’t stop some brave people venturing out to meet me and we had a lot of fun. The pic is me with super-reader, Sophie. I’m holding ‘Toilet […]

Christmas is Coming!

Don’t know about you but I’m starting to feel very Christmassy! I think it’s because earlier in the month it was my birthday and a few days later my daughter’s birthday – these are the last family birthdays of the year so once they’re over I can officially shout ‘It’s Christmas!!’?(Well, nearly.) As you’ll know, […]

Book Birthday!

Hooray, Hoorah and Happy day and other things beginning with ‘H’! (Good things obviously, not just ‘hippopotamus’). It’s an Emily Sparkes Book birthday. The fourth book in the series ‘Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder’ comes out today. It’s a story about Emily and a school play – and of course nothing goes to plan! […]

Spring School Visits and other Events!

  The sun is shining – it’s springtime and I’m very much looking forward to the new term! I have a whole busload, no maybe even a trainload?of school visits lined up! If I’m not visiting your school, I’m sorry? – perhaps I’ll be along soon.?(I am available to visit any school, anywhere, so if […]