Monday, 16 November 2015

Guest Blog about BIG BONES

I've just written a guest blog about Crystal Palace, where BIG BONES is set.  It's on the Aventure Walks Books website.  You can read it here:

Adventure Walk Books are full of lovely, interesting, fun walks for families...

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pick of The Year!

Good news!  Viking Victory is one of the Red House Children's Book Awards Picks of the Year.  The Red House Award is the only national book award voted for entirely by children so thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

How to Speak Moo

I've been working on picture book ideas with writer-illustrator Deborah Fajerman who draws all sorts of creatures, including skateboarding cows...

Her website is

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Clapham Books

I was at Clapham Books in South London on Saturday, reading from Guinea Pigs Online and Puppies Online.  One of the audience wanted labradors in our books.  Good this space...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hospital School

I visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's School on Monday.  I talked about my books, read from Guinea Pigs Online and then we had a chat about books and reading.  I had a lovely time and hope the children did, too.  Thanks to all for making me feel so welcome.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April Fool!

It's out tomorrow...

Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol is out today!

The pups are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighhouse Kennels for another holiday by the sea!  But they soon find themselves in a sticky situation...

The local beach is covered in dog poo - it's so bad even the puffins are staying away!  When the locals start to blame the kennels for the putrid poo, the pups know they have to do something.

Can the pups uncover the stinking truth in time to save the kennels and clean up the beach?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

We Are Writers at Invicta Primary School

I had a lovely time writing stories with small groups of children at Invicta Primary School in Blackheath.  The stories are going to be collected together in a book as part of Scholastic's We Are Writers scheme.  Watch this space in April for more news of the publication!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

This is a fab new picture book by Steve Lenton, who illustrates Puppies Online.  I went to the launch last week at Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End.  Lovely shop!  And now I've got my gorgeous book, signed by Steve.  It's a great read about a feisty princess and there's even a snail-spotting activity...