Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Good news for stories and writers

(This elevation is by DK Architects of Bath)

Two bits of good news for all who love to read and write books for children. Firstly, after four years' hard work, The Story Museum has found a permanent home in Oxford. Appropriately enough a "fairy godmother" came forward with a gift of £2.5m, with which they have been able to buy a building in Pembroke Street.

Rochester House is near Christ Church and another £11m will be needed to transform it into the vision of director, Kim Pickin, who has worked tirelessly towards this end.I can't wait to see it all come to fruition.

The second piece of good news is that Nicola Morgan, a continuing source of good, sensible advice on her blog "Help, I need a Publisher," about how to write publishable books for children and young adults, has started a new service. is worth a visit for anyone who feels they have written something that is almost there for a young audience.


Nicola Morgan said...

Thanks so much for the plug, Mary! (Though I should point out that it's not for writers for young people more than anyone else - equally for everyone!)

Mary Hoffman said...

I wondered even as I wrote it, Nicola! Was thinking of your own output but no reason why that expertise shouldn't translate into writing for adults too.