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The Christmas Tree Wish – Coming Soon!

Happy Autumn, all! The nights are slowly drawing in here in London and it will be Halloween before we know it, followed by the big rush up to the holiday season. As I write we’re still 85 days away from … Continue reading

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The rhyme and the reason: confessions of a picture book author

It’s a well-known fact that we authors spend a lot of time alone, dreaming up and crafting our stories, discarding some and holding on to a golden few. If the idea takes off, we then spend many more hours, days … Continue reading

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Festivals, book offers, hedgehogs and more – why I love May!

We’re at the start of the first of two Bank Holiday long weekends this month in the UK  — guaranteed to make the nation smile, come rain or shine! However, there are a couple of other reasons why I especially … Continue reading

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From rejection to bestseller – the magical story of The Secret Lake…

>> CLICK OR TAP HERE TO ORDER THE SECRET LAKE ON AMAZON IN YOUR COUNTRY << The Story of The Secret Lake They say the best things come to those who wait: it’s seven years this month since I published my time … Continue reading

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Foxes & Hedgehogs, The Secret Lake & the World Cup

Hello from London We’ve all been enjoying the sunshine today – I hope it’s shining where you are! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – life is always so busy, what with new books to get out, school … Continue reading

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The Secret Lake – live video from Isabella

Hello from London – I hope you all had a great Easter break.  Our one-off heatwave in early April seems a distant memory now, but the sun is trying to break through again today, and the magical woodland that inspired … Continue reading

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Second to none – the 2016 Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

It’s almost three weeks since the second Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, after which I dashed off to Verona. Now that I’m back I wanted to share a few photos  (of the festival – not Verona!) and a weekend date for … Continue reading

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See you at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival!

I’m thrilled to be appearing at the inaugural Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, which takes place on Saturday 25 April in southwest London. If you have children and live in London or within reach of Barnes don’t miss what promises to … Continue reading

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New children’s book: Henry Haynes and The Great Escape

I’m delighted to announce that my latest children’s book Henry Haynes and The Great Escape – a graphic novel for ages 6-8 is finally out. This fun, fast-paced page-turner with short chapters is aimed at early readers from age 6 … Continue reading

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