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Authors: Anne-Marie Conway

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Hi guys,

I grew up dreaming about being on the stage. I joined a drama club and spent every spare moment singing and dancing – convinced I was going to be a star.

But at secondary school I began to feel shy about performing. I lost a lot of confidence and for the first time I wasn't sure if my dream to be on stage would come true.

Years later I started up my own drama club, Full Circle. I guess it was a way of keeping my dream alive. I found that running a drama club was as brilliant as performing myself – all the same nerves and excitement!

One day I started to scribble down some ideas for a book about a group of characters who join a drama club. I called it Star Makers. There was Phoebe who was very shy but could sing like an angel and Polly who just wanted everything to stay the same, Sam the big show-off who was desperate to be a serious actress, and Monty B who liked to clown around. I'd created a special place where everyone is different but everyone has their moment to shine.

This is Polly's story and it's for everyone going through a change – new school, new friendships, new home. Changes are tough and scary, but it's Polly's friends at Star Makers who help her to see that they can be so exciting too.

I still have BIG dreams – but these days they're much more about writing than about singing and dancing.

Dreams are so important…I hope all of yours come true!

Anne-Marie x

Look out for more sparkly stories from the Star Makers Club

Why has Sam's sister fallen out with their mum? Will Dad ever reveal his secret from the past? How can Sam get her family back on track? And, most importantly, will she hold it all together on the night of Star Makers' fab new musical?

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Why won't Phoebe's annoying neighbour, Monty B, leave her alone? Can she get her dippy dad and over-worked mum back together again? Will class mean-girl, Polly Carter, just get off her case for once? And most important of all – will she overcome her stage fright in time to sing her musical solo?

A warm, wise and wonderfully witty read
” – Cathy Cassidy

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This ebook edition first published in 2011 by Usborne Publishing Ltd., Usborne House, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, England.

Copyright © Anne-Marie Conway, 2010

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This is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogues are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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