English teacher interested in language and culture, and also in fiction using magic, myth, folklore and the supernatural. Now teaching part-time in a Leicester Upper School (ages 14-19) and also writing for children, teens and teachers.
I just found out via a serendipitous twitter link that the Portrait of a Woman blog is running a Lesbian Teen Novel Week this week (25th to 31st July). Time to read Malinda Lo's Ash, I think. My eldest read it last year and enjoyed it and I've been meaning to nick it off her bookshelves for a while now. It's clearly time.