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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 21, 2011

Imagine waking up and finding yourself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house and when you look in the mirror, another face stares back at you. Enter to win one of three advanced reader copies of FLIP by Martyn Bedford and you won’t have to imagine … you can read about it. Giveaway begins April 21, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 19, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: 12 and up

Hardcover: 272 pages

By Martyn Bedford, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 21, 2011

A Visit to the Dentist

One of the most common questions I get asked as a writer, is: “Where do you get your ideas from?” Well, the seed for FLIP was planted in my head more than 40 years ago . . . by a visit to the dentist.

Of course, dentists are always putting things in your head (or, at least, in your mouth) – fillings, braces, pointy tools, cotton swabs, their fingers and so on – but even back in the 1960s you didn’t expect to go for a regular check-up and come away with an idea for a novel.