Thursday, 8 October 2015


Morning, folks! Yesterday I finished the 100 Poem Challenge - phewf! You can read all of the poems on this blog.

Thanks so much to everyone who has been reading, spreading the word on Twitter, offering virtual cups of tea and donating over on Indiegogo. You've been wonderful.

Remember, all donations go to the FABULOUS Book Bus, who send mobile libraries out to rural communities in Malawi, Zambia and Ecuador, helping children learn how to read and tell their own stories. Check out their Twitter feed to see what they've been up to recently. They are some of the best humans.

The donation page will be up for another 16 days over here - as I type this we're nearly at £2500! - perks are up for grabs including handwritten poems on postcards and limited edition poetry pamphlets of all 100 poems. However many we sell before the donation page closes will be the number that are printed (they won't be printed again). The fabulous Leo Nickolls is very generously making a cover for the pamphlet and it'll be posted out to all who buy one a few weeks after the Indiegogo page closes, numbered and signed.

Stories, stories, stories. Stories for everyone.

You're all lovely.

Excuse me, I'm going to go put the kettle on.

Lots of bookish love

Jen xxxxx


  1. Hello Jen
    Left you a note on FB but I sent some of them I thought they might understand on to my young friends in Zambia. They use the Book Bus so they found it all very exciting and, as I said on FB, they wanted to make sure I said "Asante"and thanks from me. I didn't contribute to your efforts - just been busy on a big one of my own which yours will help. Asante from me too! Cat

  2. Well done again Jen! I supported with a collection, and I have added 10 for Catdownunder as well. Can you make sure she gets her copy? I have no idea as to where she lives. Bless you, bless the bus, and bless Cat.

  3. Hello Michael - Jen, just mentioned this to me. I hope she won't mind me prowling in to say hello as there isn't anything on your blog yet. Thank you so much. The Book Bus is one of the best projects out there in Zambia. It's the difference between learning a little and learning a lot when you live in a home for unaccompanied minors.