Surrey Schools and My Funny Family

Loved being in Surrey at Loseley Primary, St Barts and St Matts this week. You guys knew those books so well you really kept me on my toes! My silly website won’t let me post the photos at the moment but I’ll keep trying. In the meantime I’ve got some great ideas for two more new My Funny Family books to keep me...

A Great Email from a Fan

Just wanted to tell you how much I loved your book ‘He’s After Me’! You visited my school a while back, Bishop Walsh and I had actually read He’s After Me a while ago. It was a wonderful book with a great plot line that refused to let me put the book down. I finished it very quickly as I am such a bookworm. I really hope there is a sequel as you left it on such a cliffhanger! I’d love to know what happens to all the characters, especially about how Anna felt after her sister’s death. Would she find Jem? Would anyone? Would he continue to graffiti? I just hope you carry out another book because this one was absolutely brilliant. The story is so gripping and I couldn’t stop reading when I picked it up. I was incredibly impressed with the ending of the book. Sad and heart breaking, but so realistic. But I feel that it’s unfinished and I believe a sequel would be perfect – no matter how short or long. Although, one thing about the book was that I felt we didn’t get enough of Jem’s point of view. Yes, the short snippets were very effective, however, I think a lot of fans would of loved more of an insight into his mind. Anyway, the reason I decided to read this book was when you visited our school, you read out the first couple of pages and I found it very interesting. I decided to pick up the book and I must say, excellent choice of the front cover&title. It really drew me...
Loose Muse

Loose Muse

Will be at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance on Friday, Feb 21st for a vibrant new women’s spoken word event called Loose Muse. I’ll be reading and talking about my work along with great writers and performers such as Agnes Meadows, Ann Alexander, Jane Pugh, Angela Stoner and Fi Read to name but a few. Come along to this great platform for women writers of all genres to showcase their work, be it poetry, stories, plays, songwriting, travel-writing, blogs etc. Lots of interaction and some open-mic slots. And yes, men are welcome and it’s...
Book Awards

Book Awards

It’s always a huge honour when an author’s book is shortlisted for an award. I’m delighted to announce that two of mine have recently been shortlisted. For my younger readers, “My Funny Family Gets Bigger” has been shortlisted for the Surrey Book Award. Well done Mattie! And for my older readers, “The Day I Met Suzie” has been shortlisted for the KYBA Award. Many thanks. I’m over the moon....