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How extraordinary is this?

For the past year I have been working on a new teen book. I’ve been totally immersed in its world and conducted months of research. The world is that of the Cornish sea which I live very close to and know extremely well. Above is a photo of me paddle-boarding out in the bay, something I do most days, when the weather’s good…

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Sharjah Festival

I had a wonderful time at the Sharjah International Festival of Reading. I visited the Shining Star school in Abu Dhabi, the Gulf Asian School in Sharjah and the Ambassador School in Dubai and met many fantastic and enthusiastic readers who really value books…

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Early Christmas Present

I am thrilled to have received through the post my author copy of “Trouble Next Door”, just in time for Christmas. Do you like the cover? Officially it comes out on January 12th but you never know! You might be lucky and find it in your bookshop before Christmas! If not, don’t forget to save a book voucher or some Christmas cash for January so you can be the first to read about Bella, Sid and Magda in my brand new Here Comes Trouble series. Fans of “My Funny Family” are going to love... read more

My Funny Family Down Under

Hurrah! The latest adventure of the Butterfield family is out today and they’re off to Australia! Fun and excitement for everyone and lots of new things for Mattie to worry about as they explore this amazing country. Meet new characters such as:Summer, Jayden, and Mattie’s latest,very best friend, Eric. Find out about creatures like sharks and kangaroos and yabbies and possums and bilbies. Discover what’s up with Dontie. And don’t forget to let me know what you think about... read more

My Funny Family 7 Out Now

Great news! “My Funny Family gets Funnier” comes out today, 5th November. I love writing about the crazy Butterfield family seen through the eyes of 9 year old Mattie who as you know is a bit of a worry guts. Do let me know what you think of their latest adventures and tell me what you think of the latest additions to the... read more

Back to school

Summer holidays over and back to school. Hope you’ve all had a good summer?? I’ve been busy writing as well as beaching. Have some exciting new projects on the go, including not one but TWO brand new My Funny Family books.?“My Funny Family gets Funnier” will be out in November (not long now!) and “My Funny Family Down Under” will be out next March. I’ll be posting the covers as soon as I... read more

Penzance Lit Fest

Lots of exciting things happening at the Penzance Lit Fest this year including my FREE school event on Thursday 9th July from 2-3pm! Ask your teacher if your class can come along to the Exchange to hear all about my latest book, “My Funny Family Saves the Day” and join me for a character workshop based on the series about the crazy Butterfield... read more