Joe Craig

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Award-winning author Joe Craig writes novels and movies. Thanks to his bestselling Jimmy Coates thrillers he is now considered "one of the best spy kids authors... outstanding at both writing and plotting" (The Times, London) alongside Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson and Robert Muchamore.

Since studying Philosophy at Cambridge University he’s been a songwriter, a comic, a public speaking and conversation coach, a semi-pro cricketer, and now tours the world entertaining crowds at schools and festivals.

In spare moments he eats sushi, plays the piano, watches movies, reads, draws, plays snooker and cricket, invents snacks, cooks, does martial arts training and sleeps. He’s 33.

He lives in London with his wife (broadcaster & adventurer Mary-
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Joe Craig Thanks, Kenneth, that's really lovely to hear. Hope you enjoy the series. Keep reading and spreading the word and I hope one day there will be movies…moreThanks, Kenneth, that's really lovely to hear. Hope you enjoy the series. Keep reading and spreading the word and I hope one day there will be movies or a TV series based on the Jimmy Coates stories.(less)
Joe Craig For a couple of years I was working on a superhero movie for an American producer. We went through several rewrites and it was a long process.…moreFor a couple of years I was working on a superhero movie for an American producer. We went through several rewrites and it was a long process. Ultimately it didn't go into production, so I moved on to the next project. So I haven't written an 'produced' movies yet. The sad thing is I ended up having to take the producer to court to get some of my fee! The good news is, I won in court. The bad news is... she still hasn't paid me! So that brouhaha slowed me down a bit but I'm onto the next thing now and I hope it'll all come out well.
Thanks for the question and I'm sorry it took me so long to answer! I only just found this part of my goodreads page. I'll pay more attention to it in future!(less)
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Should you plan a story or just see where it takes you?

Someone I know wanted to start writing her book before she'd worked out what would happen at the end. She had the first half of the story, but nothing in the second half. Should she start writing? She seemed confident that by the time she got to the middle she'd be able to muddle her way through. She'd find out what happened in the rest of the story as she went along, she said.

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“My very photogenic mother died in a freak accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three, and, save for a pocket of warmth in the darkest past, nothing of her subsists within the hollows and dells of memory, over which, if you can still stand my style (I am writing under observation), the sun of my infancy had set: surely, you all know those redolent remnants of day suspended, with the midges, about some hedge in bloom or suddenly entered and traversed by the rambler, at the bottom of a hill, in the summer dusk; a furry warmth, golden midges.”
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KINDLY EXTEND YOUR  HUMANITARIAN HELP FOR THE Helpless INDIGENOUS minority CHAKMA CHILDREN.
WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSION.
Dear Friend,,
At the very outset I would like to introduce my self as a Volunteer and social worker for Helpless minority Chakma children in mizoram to give free and compulsory with quality education to give light of education. To eradicate illiteracy and poverty among the Chakma community in mizoram we have established a NGO name as THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSINO and by which we have established
AHIMSA SCHOOL is a school for underprivileged indigenous minority chakma children at Tuichawng village under Lunglei District,Mizoram, India, Established in 2000, and run by the THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSION AHIMSA SCHOOL started with just 7 children in a small room with a pair of desks and benches by THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSION as mission felt the essential need for education among children of their community,who were mostly engaged by their parents in labor from a very young age due to financial problems.
AHIMSA SCHOOL has now grown to a school of over 70 students. It is a non profitable school providing free education. Children are encouraged to develop the positive qualities of loving kindness,compassion and universal responsibility.
AHIMSA means Nonviolence and extend of universal love and compassion. AHIMSA is a school for children of families with low income,living in TUICHAWNG and the school covers 11 minority chakma tribal villages namely Tuichawng-I, Tuichawng-II, Sibinasora, Borkol, Tuichawngchhuah, Diblibagh, Matrisora, Samuksury, Ugudasury,Tuikawi and Kauchhuah. The main Founder,Rajesh Kumar Chakma is a teacher and President of firmly believes that education is the birth right of every child and no child rich or poor should not be left behind.
Unfortunately, the school may not run any longer as, the financial position of the school authority is too worst. We do not have donor,sponsor and well wisher to make a handsome fund for the helpless,needy and under-privileged minority chakma children over here in mizoram.
The major focus of the organization being the issues of Education For the needy,helpless and destitute indigenous chakma Children, Women Empowerment, Capacity Building to improve the socio-economic condition of Resource poor women and men living in remote rural Chakma areas in Mizoram, Skill Development and initiating various socio-economic, vocational and health activities, training and Micro Insurance finance activities, for the welfare and development of rural disadvantaged sectors covering 13 chakma Villages in Lunglei District,Mizoram. We have a team of committed staff members with an excellent background and a vast experience in the development field. We are very much interested to take up the programme, through you. We are hereby seeking the support from the donor agencies towards the Educationaldevelopmental activity in the community as well as sustainability of the project. We would appreciate if you could extend your financial support to our project and this would definitely help the deserving people in the project area. Atpresent, Our main need is honorarium for the teachers and hostel building as, the children have to come from remote hilly villages on foot. If we can construct hostel for them we can accommodate them to stay in the hostel.We also abide with the terms and conditions set forth by the donor. Just take the case of the Chakmas. With over 8% of the total population of Mizoram the Chakmas are the largest minority group and most of the chakmas are still illiterate due to the lack of financial problems.
. At present our primary needs are as follows:s
School Materials.
Monthly sponsor for our needy children.
One Time Donation.
Laptop/computer
Honorarium for teachers.

Finaly, I would say that the aim and objectives of the Mission is not possible to make it success without your HELP and CO-OPERATION.
Therefore, With folded hand, I request you to come forward and extend your helping hand for the well being of the whole Chakma Buddhist Community in Mizoram.

With Metta and Loving Kindness.


SUDIP Chakma
Office Bearer Secretary of THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSION.
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Volunteer of Ahimsa School, Tuichawng.
 
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