Posts By: Sally Lloyd-Jones

Splash!

At the end of book release day for The Story of God’s Love For You, three happy things to report: 1. We were #1 release for Amazon in the teen category 2. We’ve got lots of pre-orders 3. I even spotted a real life one IN THE WILD today (At the afore-mentioned bookstore, I might… Read more »

happy coronation day

I recently had an audience with the Queen. Well. With Helen Mirren (if we’re being picky) who played the Queen in the spectacular production call The Audience. The most moving part of the whole play for me was at the end of Act 1. The soaring music, the frailty of the woman, the greatness of… Read more »

Hop It — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday! Once again! Oh Hooray! (Last year, I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that are funny and they will make you laugh. Even on a Monday.) And so, because I’m nice like that, I’ve been posting every single one I can get my hands on. And there are LOADS hooray!… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Eeyore!

“Eeyore Alone”. Alone. Poor Eyeore. Of course, he would be alone on his birthday that no one has remembered. Did you remember? No of course not. I didn’t either. But the Guardian remembered. They wrote a whole article about him and how great a literary character Eeyore is (“archetypal” is what they said). You can… Read more »

Sticky Tape — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday! Once again! Oh Hooray! (Last year, I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that are funny and they will make you laugh. Even on a Monday.) And so, because I’m nice like that, I’ve been posting every single one I can get my hands on. And there are LOADS hooray!… Read more »

Springtime — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday! Once again! Oh Hooray! (Back in June last year, I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that are funny and they will make you laugh. Even on a Monday.) And so, because I’m nice like that, I’ve been posting every single one I can get my hands on. And there… Read more »

Vonnegut’s Creative Writing 101

Don’t know about you but I’m always on the look out for the perfect special notebook, pencil, or pen that will help my writing. Here are 8 helpful tips from Kurt Vonnegut on writing that are probably all you need to know: 1/ Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that… Read more »

Billy Collins on poetry, obscurity and not being difficult enough

“I have spoken a lot about wilful obscurity in poetry – where the poet is hiding behind language, using it as camouflage – and I don’t have much tolerance for that kind of poetry,” Billy Collins It’s why I love Billy Collins. In writing picture books you can be generous or self-indulgent. If you’re showing… Read more »

Happy St David’s Day!

It’s St David’s Day. So you all know what that means! No? You don’t? He’s the Patron Saint of Wales (the land of my Fathers) and his feast day is today. This means you must wear daffodils (or leeks) (I’d go with daffodils but that’s just me) on your lapel, fly the flag (yellow cross… Read more »

Following Clues with Jane Dyer

With many picture book projects, the author and illustrator never meet — or even communicate with each other. And that was how it was with THE HOUSE THAT’S YOUR HOME. I didn’t share any notes with Jane about what I’d had in mind as I wrote. Jane was sent the text and then it was… Read more »