I am Jordi Blake and I am twelve years old. All the stories and poems and reviews on this site are my own work. I dictate the stories and my mum types them up, but I type the reviews myself. My mum is Natalie Grice, a journalist, who has had four books published. My dad is Jon Blake, a well-known children’s writer, who has had over 60 books published.
I won a wolf and a monkey in a raffle at a school barbecue when I was very little. I called them Doggy and Monkey and started making up stories about them (all my Doggy stories are in the “Old Stories” section of the website, if anyone is interested). I won a national poetry competition at the age of six (it is also on this website, in the “Poems” section). After that I began writing lots more poems and stories, and before too long I was helping my dad with his stories (my dad uses my best ideas).
I am currently writing my first novel, Champions United, all about the world’s worst football team, which I expect to exceed 20,000 words.
I am a voracious reader, able to read at high speed and take everything in. I can recall passages from books I read years ago, word for word. That’s why I’ve decided to start reviewing books!
One more interesting fact about me is that I have cerebral palsy, which affects my legs. But I don’t let it bother me – it certainly doesn’t affect my writing!