My Blog

Blogging again!

It’s been ages I know but at last my brand-new website is up and running and I’m back in touch with the world. I’ve been busy moving house but now I’m back at my desk (same desk, different view) and putting finishing touches to my latest book, “My Funny Family Gets Funnier”. Will be blogging regularly, I... read more

New website

Will soon be having a new website so you can find out all about my younger books for primary school age readers as well as my older books for teen readers. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when it’s all happening. It will have the same website address: and the same email contact: Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like me to visit your school, attend a festival or just want to ask me a question about my... read more

My Funny Family Saves the Day

Nearly finished writing the sixth book of the My Funny Family series and the Butterfields just get madder and madder. Now comes the nice bit, choosing the scenes to be illustrated. This one won’t be out till next year but the good news is, My Funny Family Moves House is out on July 3rd. Will be at Waterstones in Truro to celebrate. See you... read more

Leedstown Primary

Was great to talk to the children of Leedstown Primary and Gwithian Primary about writing as a career. Your questions were really good and it was fab to meet with so many keen readers and writers. Am so enjoying my primary school visits.   read more

Book Awards

Always an honour to be shortlisted for a Book Award. Awards are a bit like buses-you wait for one for ages and then two come along at once! Hugely excited to be on the shortlist for the Surrey Book Award for “My Funny Family Gets Bigger” and the KYBA for my teen book, “The Day I Met... read more

World Book Night

Two World Book Night events this week, one at the local library, one at the local pub! What better places could you have to enjoy books? read more

Queen of Teen

Hi to all fans who would like to nominate me for Queen of Teen. Please nominate me by Tuesday 29th April. I can only make the short list if you guys are kind enough to nominate me. Many thanks,... read more

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... read more