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It’s that time of year ūüôā¬†when the fabulous Kids’ Lit Quiz returns to the UK. The Scottish heats are being held on Monday 10th November 2014 in Kilsyth Academy¬†and on Tuesday 11th November 2014 in Liberton High School – which as you know is the school where¬†I am proud to¬†be the Patron of Reading.

I am looking forward to taking part. ¬†I sadly won’t be able to make the Glasgow heat in Kilsyth but I hope to be in the¬†Author’s Team in¬†the heat at¬†Liberton High on Tuesday ¬†and the following day, ¬†after running a workshop for young writers¬†from¬†¬†Chantry Middle School in Morpeth, I will be travelling with the school team to attend the Newcastle¬†KLQ heat at¬†Gosforth Central Middle Schoo. ¬†It will be a lot of fun and as always the student competitors are the ¬†stars, amazing everyone with their knowledge about books!

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The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years. Teams of four students, from Year 6, 7 and 8, are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature¬†divided into ten categories, which vary each year. Teams work collaboratively to answer each question put to them by the New Zealand Quizmaster Wayne Mills.

A school can enter up to two teams. There are 18 regional heats in the UK. The winning team from each region competes in the National Final which in 2014 will be held at Kings’ College School Wimbledon, London. The overall UK winning team will be invited to compete for the International Title in¬†Connecticut in the summer of 2015.

Edinburgh Book Festival YA event –

Charlotte Square Gardens, EdinburghDJM- round 3 vs 1

7pm  Saturday 23rd August 2014

Laura Jarrett and I will be speaking to Julia Eccleshare about our books Louder than Words  and Don’t Judge Me  in an event called  Motive and Intention


louder than wordsSo do come along and ask us some questions!


On World Book Day 2014  I visited Durham Johnston high school where I spent a wonderful afternoon speaking their year 7s.

Comments about the day…

‚Äėour students are still buzzing with it!‚Äô

‚ÄúLinda visited our school on World Book Day and provided a wonderful afternoon which kept over 100 Year 7 students, and their teacher, spellbound with her insights into the ideas and fascinating research which lie behind her books. The many questions asked by our students showed how much Linda‚Äôs knowledge and enthusiasm had inspired them to read and write even more. A truly inspiring afternoon and we look forward very much to welcoming Linda back again in the future.‚ÄĚ

I had a lovely time, too and they asked great questions.  Thank you,  I would love to come back to Durham Johnston again!

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