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Happy National Writing Day!


Posted on June 26, 2019

It’s National Writing Day 2019 and I am celebrating with the fantastic creative writing centre The Ministry of Stories. Catch my video of writing tips below, or download their FREE Last Wild creative…

Shortlist for inaugural Paul Torday Memorial Prize


Posted on May 15, 2019

The shortlist for the inaugural Paul Torday Memorial Prize was announced today by The Society of Authors. It will be awarded to a first novel by a writer over 60. Prize fund £1,000 plus a set of the c…

Lost Magician wins Teach Primary Award 2019


Posted on May 4, 2019

Delighted to announce that The Lost Magician has won the Teach Primary Book Award 2019 (KS2) The runner up was Our Castle by The Sea , by Lucy Strange, and the other shortlisted titles were Unexpected…

Castle is People’s Book Prize finalist!


Posted on March 28, 2019

                Completely astonished and thrilled to announce that There May Be A Castle is now a finalist for the People’s Book Prize 2018/19. Thank you to al…

Judges announced for inaugural Paul Torday Prize


Posted on March 11, 2019

Mark Lawson, Kate Mosse and Anita Sethi have been confirmed as the judging panel for the first year of the Paul Torday Memorial Prize for debut novelists over 60. The prize was announced in 2018 by my…

Re-imagining Alice in Wonderland


Posted on February 20, 2019

Curiouser and curiouser…announcing that I have been invited to revisit one of the great children’s books of all time, Alice in Wonderland, by Macmillan – who published the original story. Joining ot…