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Christmas Carol – Schools Drawing Competition


Posted on September 30, 2019

To celebrate the forthcoming Wilton’s Music Hall production of my new play Christmas Carol – a fairy tale they are running a drawing competition for Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6). We would like you to dra…

Paul Torday Prize 2020 open for entries!


Posted on August 2, 2019

Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60. The family have decided to set up this new prize in Torday’s honour, celebrating first novels by authors aged 60 or over. The…

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…