Errol! Picture book with Philip Bunting

ERROL! hits the shelves

Well, it's finally here! ERROL! by yours truly and amazing Philip Bunting is on the shelves. ERROL! is the story of a cheeky penguin who has an unusual response when his mother starts counting to three, and saying it's time to go. This story is about resistance,...

Great Girl Characters For International Women’s Day

I was reading Archie and the Bear to kids at the Byron Writers' Festival last year, when a mother asked: "Why have you chosen to write a male protagonist? You are a female. You should write from a girl's perspective.” Other than spluttering on about the...

The Boy, The Bird and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Delightful books I’ve come across lately

I read a lot! And many of them have to go back to the library before I think to photograph them. But here are four absolutely delightful books I’ve come across recently. Suitable for middle grade, young adults and definitely adults! ...

How To Be Archie For Book Week

Book Week is just around the corner, on the 18-25 August. Every year, I look forward to seeing the incredible costumes in my newsfeed - Where's Wally, Harry Potter, Pippi Longstocking...