Happy Home Ed

happy-home-edI’ve self-published an ebook about our home ed adventure:

Not sure home education is right for you? Nor was Keris Stainton…

Keris Stainton had never really considered home education. It just seemed too radical. Eccentric. Different. Weird.

But it’s estimated that over 50,000 children are home educated in the UK and this figure is rising by 65% per year – they can’t all be weirdos, can they?

Turns out that deciding to take her 7-year-old son out of school was the perfect way to find out.

This book is a collection of Keris’s blog posts over two years of blogging about her family’s (hugely positive) experience of home education. It also includes interviews with other home educating families, because one of the most interesting things about home ed is that everyone does it differently.

The Terrible Titles Tag featuring Counting Stars (a not-terrible title!)

I’ve been tagged on tumblr to do this by the wonderful Sara Barnard (read all about her forthcoming book here).

The rules of this game are as follows: “Scroll through your manuscript and stop at a random place in the text. Whatever you land on becomes one of ten terrible titles.”

I scrolled and read the half page I landed on and picked out any phrase that looked like a title (or made me laugh). I actually think this gives a pretty good overview of the book (Counting Stars, out later this year) and may also possibly be the next ten books I write 😉

1. Even Smelled Exciting

2. Another Flight of Stairs

3. Madly in Love With Liverpool

4. No Wonder She Was Hungry

5. The Vomit Building

6. Boy Band Dork

7. No Joy Today

8. Touch That For Luck

9. Hot Dogs and Chips

10. Lady Wood

I’m not going to tag anyone, but obviously you should do it if you fancy it (and let me know if you do!).