Welcome to my blog (will I keep it up?)

Hello, welcome to my occasional blog about writing, drawing and anything that takes my fancy.
Here’s a good writer’s tip: ‘Write a little every day without and hope and without despair’
It’s from Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885 – 1962); born Karen Christence Dinesen, best known under her pen name Isak Dinesen.

News this June is that my pal Michelle Lovric has had her (adults only)‘The Book of Human Skin’ chosen for the new Channel 4 book club reading list http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/tv-book-club-reading-list-announced and another pal Pam Johnson is having her poem included in Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday book. Maybe it’ll make one of his lyrics…You can read about that here.http://wordsunlimited.typepad.com/words_unlimited/2011/05/70-poets-celebrate-dylan-at-70.html

I went to a party at Monsterville, in Stratford’s Discover Children’s Story Centre, and foolishly scoffed a cocktail called Beauty and the Beast. V.strong and filled with shrubbery, made me feel kind of rubbery. Sarah McIntyre (author of Sheffield book prize winning ‘Morris the Mankiest Monster’) took this pic of me trying on a monster wig. On the right is

Axel Scheffler, (creator of the Gruffalo.) More about this on Sarah’s website and amazing blog (how does she have the energy?) www.jabberworks.co.uk/

Meanwhile I draw a little every day, without hope and without despair….

About admin

Ros Asquith is a Guardian cartoonist and author/illustrator of over 60 books for young people.
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15 Responses to Welcome to my blog (will I keep it up?)

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