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#DragonDetective Writing Challenge

This March, get your pupils writing with children’s author, Gareth P Jones as part of the #DragonDetective Writing Challenge. It couldn’t be simpler for your pupils to celebrate World Book Day with this fun online writing challenge. Simply send an email to garethwrites@hotmail.com with the subject: #DragonDetective and you’ll get added to the mailing list. Once you have done this, you will receive an email on Monday 22nd of […]

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Spot the Difference

I am very excited to be able to reveal the brand new cover for the second Dragon Detective book, Schools Out! – to be published in June. You may know that this series is a republication of my first ever series so I thought you might be interested in a game of spot the difference. On the left […]

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The Downside of Twitter

This was written in a stream of consciousness in response to this question from someone on twitter. Apologies for any mistakes, bits of bad writing or unintentionally offensive comments. To which I replied: I suppose the negative effects of twitter are more psychological as far as I’m concerned. As an author, my primary reason for […]

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Blythe Hill Fields Festival

My closest park is called Blythe Hill Fields and it is a remarkable place in that it has great views of London and hardly any people in it most of the time. Once a year, this is not the case as it holds a fabulous little festival. This year  (and last year) I performed on the Woodlands […]

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Abbot’s Hill

Dear pupils of Abbot’s Hill, Thank you for your lovely letters following my visit to your school. Special thanks to Emily and June (yes, I hope I get to visit again too), Tara (good luck with your time travel story), Avia (“Jeff!”), Jemima (good luck with your piano playing), Amela (remember, when you become an […]

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Words, Music & Pictures

Over the past couple of years, I have been working on various live improvised story shows, in which the audience creates and brings to life a brand-new story. These always involve songs, props and that tingly feeling you feel when a big bunch of people properly connect. The shows are intended to work as proper family entertainment, in which […]

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World Book Day 2019

Thanks to everyone who dressed up as characters from my books for World Book Day. Here are Biskit from Pet Defenders, Captain Clockheart from Steampunk Pirates and Lorelli from The Thornthwaite Inheritance. MASSIVE THANKS to everyone who took the time and effort into these costumes. Tweet

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