No Ordinary Excuse

'I put2012_05_02_NOE on my imaginary thinking cap. Mine is a hot pink, domed helmet with purple lightning bolts on the sides. It pulls down from a long spring coil above my bed… So with my cap in place, I started thinking of possible homework excuses. Maybe I could tell Miss Haven that I’d spent the last two weeks under alien hypnosis and they’d erased any memory of a school project…’

Meet twelve year old Gemma Martin. She wants to be an actress, but school is getting in the way. Gemma has used all of the usual excuses to avoid her homework, but this time she’s facing serious consequences and must rely on her vivid imagination to create the most extraordinary homework excuse ever. Initially, Gemma’s stolen project story skyrockets her popularity, but it isn’t long before things start to spiral out of control and Gemma is headed for disaster. No Ordinary Excuse is the story of how our biggest mistakes are often our greatest teachers.

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I would just like to thank Virginia Lowe and Jennifer Dabbs for their encouragement and support with No Ordinary Excuse. I couldn't have got to here without them! The feeling of holding your book in hard copy for the first time is indescribable. Anyone who is serious about their writing should invest in themselves and get the advice of professionals who know the industry. I would highly recommend the team at Create a Kids Book. The 'Success Story' page speaks for itself and is a glowing testament to their expertise. Thanks girls. I am still on a high from my book launch. Most exciting day of my life! xoxo