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Jon Blake is the author of over sixty books, primarily for children and teenagers: most recently "Thimble Monkey Superstar" which was shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud awards (Lollies), and its sequel "Thimble Holiday Havoc". Thimble features disabled narrator Jams Cogan, based on Jon's son.

Jon was brought up in Southampton and now lives in Cardiff where he teaches creative writing at http://parkwrite.com. His successes include the picture book “You’re A Hero, Daley B” (ill. Axel Scheffler, worldwide sales of over 250,000) and “Little Stupendo” (shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award).

Other big sellers include “One Girl School” (over 35,000), "Stinky Finger's House of Fun" and literacy hour favourite “Mark Two”.

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New Last Free Cat ebook

I'm happy to say that, as I now own the rights to The Last Free Cat, I've re-published the ebook and it's available now at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SQ2RWRZ for just £2.99. It will have a more professional cover soon and a paperback will follow asap (not one of those crappy Amazon ones). All help publicising this will be much appreciated, as I do not have the marketing budget of a major publi Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Extract from Snails and Lovers, young adult novel first published as Geoffrey's First and now available in a Kindle edition. Described by Sunday Times as "a funny and moving love story".

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“Die anderen Kaninchen hüpften herum und schrien Hurra und umarmten sich. "He Duda, du bist ein Held!", riefen sie.
"Wie komisch", überlegte He Duda.
"Ich dachte, ich wäre ein Kaninchen.”
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