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There May Be A Play!


Posted on August 19, 2021

It has been a long journey but well worth the wait – I am so excited that one of my books closest to my heart, There May Be a Castle, has been adapted for the stage by Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane, wi…

British Book Awards 2021 judges announced


Posted on February 1, 2021

Very proud and excited to be announced today as one of the judges of this year’s #Nibbies, or British Book Awards, run by The Bookseller magazine. I will be judging the Best Book, Children’s Fiction,…

Lockdown Stories Return!


Posted on January 5, 2021

Lockdown time means Storytime is back! I will be reading The Dark Wild, the second book in The Last Wild trilogy, out aloud at 2.30pm every weekday from Weds 6th Jan, a chapter a day, live on Instagra…

Wild About Writing WINNER announced!


Posted on October 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT DELIGHTED to announce that the WINNER of my #WildAboutWriting competition with Blackwell’s Bookshop and Hachette Children’s is…. ‘Rescued Like Her Name”, by Siri Krznaric, age 11 You ca…

Wild about Writing Tip 6: Fantastic Finish


Posted on September 11, 2020

There are just TWO DAYS left to enter Wild About Writing! So this week, my final writing tip for you all is on how to give your story a FANTASTIC FINISH!   These tips are for anyone entering my W…

Wild About Writing Tip 5: Super Stories!


Posted on September 2, 2020

Just two weeks left to enter Wild About Writing! This penultimate week my tip is about how to write a longer story than you might normally…how to write a SUPER STORY!   These tips are for anyon…