One of my favourite children’s authors, Ursula Le Guin, once said: ‘The writer cannot do it alone. The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.’
Author Archive for: Jenny Landor
About Jenny Landor
Jenny has worked as a journalist, farmer and publishing editor. She has a Masters in Writing for Young People and has edited several children's books. She lives in the wilds of North Essex, plays in a rock band and is passionate about wolves, lighthouses and anything to do with time travel! The Mirror of Pharos is her debut novel.
Entries by Jenny Landor
‘I have a secret to share. From the treehouse where I often work, there’s a great view of Radwinter Church and the land where I used to farm. If I’m lucky, whilst I’m scribbling away at a story, a grey wolf sometimes appears, roaming across the fields – large as life. As the wind stirs […]
Following a month of fun and frolics, Buster is preparing to hang up his GPO hat and make way for a new Head Mouser at The Postal Museum. But wait … is that the doorbell he can hear ringing yet again? The excitement is not quite over. Another special delivery arrived this morning. To our […]
‘Children are the best poets,’ says Carol Ann Duffy, the first female poet Laureate in 350 years since the title was launched. ‘Everything is new and they don’t see the barriers in the way adults sometimes do.’ Duffy has written many children’s poems and picture books as well as adult volumes and her work has […]
With just a week to go until the book launch, could things get any more exciting? Actually, yes they can! Buster the cat (known affectionately to his fans as Buster Gut) has outshone and upstaged his humans by landing himself a first-class job – as Head Mouser for the newly-opened Postal Museum in London.
Happy Halloween! What’s it to be – trick or treat? There’s no contest for me on this supernatural day. It’s treats all the way because The Mirror of Pharos has arrived at last! There’s nothing more life-affirming for an author than to hold the finished book in her hands. And the timing could not be […]
What do you do when your cat gets more media attention than you? Do you quietly lap it up? Or hiss and spit with green-eyed envy? Honestly, Buster thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers. Not only has he set up his own page (on MY website!) but he’s also applied for a job at the newly […]
‘A perfect combination for a children’s book with strong and believable characters and an exciting and unpredictable plot … It kept me turning those pages, unable to guess what was going to happen next … a wonderful mix of magic and reality that reminds me of the early books in the Harry Potter series.’
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Jack’s parents died in a tragic diving accident in Egypt. So he wants nothing to do with adventure. Until, that is, a seagull delivers a strange disc…