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November 14, 2019

Kapiti Children's Writers celebrated our writing year in a fun evening last night at a gathering at the Kapiti Library for our Christmas party.  As part of the celebrations, members shared their writing successes, whether it was having a new book (or books) published,...

October 8, 2019

It's always a pleasure to go along to the monthly Focus Group meetings where we discuss a particular skill or aspect of writing.  This time it wasn't characterisation or structure or pace,  but something else we all need to know how to navigate - social media, a necess...

August 30, 2019

Kidsbooksnz.blogspot have given Bonjour Lucy Bee a lovely review.  "Fancy a quick trip to France?" they say.  "All you need is a cuppa, a comfy place to read and this great book from Anne Ingram.  Allons-y."  After giving a synopsis, they comment that "The French phras...

August 12, 2019

Review of Bonjour Lucy Bee in the July Magpies Magazine, very heartening.  Reviewer, Melissa Spark says that "There is nothing overly political in this book; only the truth about human relationships, identity and empathy."  She describes the book as "gently tackling th...

July 31, 2019

Such an enjoyable afternoon on Sunday when Philippa Werry came to talk to local writers about "The Telegram', her WW1 book for young readers which has been shortlisted for the Children's Book Awards.  Philippa loves New Zealand history and has written a number of appea...

July 22, 2019

The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie was host yesterday to a one day workshop on writing and publishing for children.  Organised by the Wellington Children's Book Association, six local writers and illustrators, each with a different area of expertise, gave the captive...

July 15, 2019

We're so lucky to have a very active Friends of the Libraries group in Kapiti.  They not only have interesting speakers - authors, playwrights and poets usually, but last week we had editor Jane Parkin speaking.  Our Kapiti Children's Writers were asked to speak recent...

June 21, 2019

A thoughtful and considered review for Bonjour Lucy Bee, this one by Rebekah Fraser on the NZBooklovers site.  To view, please see https://www.nzbooklovers.co.nz/post/bonjour-lucy-beeby-anne-ingram

June 18, 2019

Sapling, the brilliant online review site for children's books has a sample chapter of Bonjour Lucy Bee for you to read.  It's where Lucy is introduced to the local French village and chateau, and where the first incident in the story occurs.  Go to https://www.thesapl...

June 17, 2019

How lovely of my calligraphy friends to make me cards for Bonjour Lucy Bee.

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