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Sophie Thompson to narrate The Wild Before


Posted on November 19, 2021

I am over the moon to announce that the fabulous Sophie Thompson will be recording The Wild Before! The unabridged audiobook of The Wild Before will be available as a digital download at £21.99, relea…

The Child in the Snow trailer released


Posted on November 18, 2021

Wilton’s Music Hall and Lanson’s have released their exclusive trailer for The Child in the Snow, my stage premiere of Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous seasonal ghost story, starring Debbie Chazen and Safiy…

BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award announced


Posted on November 9, 2021

Today, BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to the playwright, poet, and children’s writer John Agard. John is the first poet to receive…

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,…