I had the most wonderful time recently making another school visit…this time to Bentley Wood School for Girls in Stanmore where I got the chance to talk to all of Years 7 and 8. The students were fantastic Secret Breakers and I had a super day with them all. So here’s a few pictures of my […]
What a wonderful time I had on the Isle of Wight when I was asked to take part in the Literary Festival. There were days full of discussions about books and stories. I got to meet wonderful readers and authors…and I also had a chance to explore the fabulous Island.Islands hold a special place in […]
One of the most exciting days of my writing life was when River of Ink Genesis won the Hampshire Book Award in 2017!
Well I hope you all had a wonderful summer full of great adventures, loads of laughter and hopefully the chance to read a lot of good books! Like me, many of you are now beginning a new school year. For some this might mean starting at a new school or joining a new class. Change […]
So as we set off into the summer holidays, I’m thrilled to be able to let you know that there is a brand new book out in the wild put together to help all writers whether they be young or old, new or more experienced. It’s designed to help everyone solve all their writing dilemmas. […]
What an honour it was for me to take part in the celebration event for the Pupil Library Assistant Awards of 2023! Every year, pupil library assistants are nominated for this prestigious prize…and an event is held in London to showcase the work of all the fabulous finalists. Authors are given a very special role and […]
So here’s an unusual book recommendation! It’s for a picture book! Books of all lengths and all sorts can be full of wonderful messages and so it is always good to try new things…or go back to old things…and see what magic you may have missed. This book is packed with symbols and secrets and […]
Here in the UK it’s Half Term Holidays for many pupils and students. And in the US I know that some schools have broken up now for the summer. So…maybe you are off school right now and wondering what to do. Maybe you are in the mood for an adventure. Maybe you’d like to search […]