Category Archives: A Writer’s Life

A memorable World Book Day

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

This year I had World Book Day at the Marches School in Oswestry.  I was met by a wonderful librarian who had everything organised right down to the last cup of coffee and glass of water and… you should have … Read More


An invitation to a special tube station

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

In my book, Billy’s Blitz, I wrote about an incident that happened in Balham tube station during WW2 when a bomb fell on the tube station killing many people who were there sheltering from the Blitz. In the story, Billy … Read More


Writing the next book – Billy’s Blitz

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

When I read an account of a dramatic episode which had happened in 1940 in Balham, near London, it gave me the idea to write book set in World War 2. (I’d already written Run Rabbit Run which was set in that period.) … Read More


Writing for children

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

I have been featured as a guest blogger on a writer’s blog here:  http://bit.ly/10DFZQs My post is about how I wrote A Twist of Fortune – a thrilling adventure set in Victorian England.  I hope you like it!  You can … Read More


A Writer’s Christmas

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

Christmas is a wonderful time and it’s no less so for writers.  At this time of year, I have a lull in my work process and it’s time to go shopping for presents and it’s time to cook all those … Read More


Check, Check, Check!

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

I finished writing  A Twist of Fortune three weeks ago and sent it off to my publisher.  The editor read it and made very helpful comments – a bit like a teacher. I made some changes and when the book … Read More


Finishing the next book!

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

Since early this year, I’ve been writing A Twist of Fortune – story set in Victorian times about three children who go and live with their Aunt Maud and Uncle Bert in the very worst part of London called Devil’s … Read More