Events

Did you spot me at an event? Was I at your school??Every time I do an event, I post a message here and try to upload as many picture of the event as possible – so keep checking back, you may end up on my blog.


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... read more
Waterstones Truro, Thursday 8th August, 12 midday

Waterstones Truro, Thursday 8th August, 12 midday

Will be talking about my latest book in the Secrets Club series, “No Match for Dani”. In case by any chance you’ve not come across the Secrets Club yet (Where’ve you been?) it’s about four girls, Ali, Tash, Dani and Lissa, who become firm friends at the start of secondary school and promise to tell each other everything (as you do). But each one has a secret and each secret is VERY different. Come along to find out what Dani’s secret is and talk or hear about what it feels like to be starting secondary school. See you at Waterstones in Truro on Thursday 8th August at 12.00 midday (NOT 12 midnight!) to find out what Dani’s been up... read more
The Day I Met Suzie Launch

The Day I Met Suzie Launch

Had a wonderful time last night at the launch of my latest book. Three little people decided to join me in my talk and readings. But one even littler person kept looking the other way. Thanks to Penzance Public Library all the lovely people who came along to join in the celebrations especially my editor Anne. Check out the photos below.... read more
“The Day I Met Suzie” Tour

“The Day I Met Suzie” Tour

Spent last week on a whistle-stop tour around the country talking about “The Day I Met Suzie”. Hectic, crazy, exciting, exhausting, FUN! Monday, 18th March, I was in Scotland visiting Bo’ness Academy, St Mungo’s High School and Grangemouth High. Tuesday, I was in Edinburgh at Holy Rood RC and The Royal High School. What a lovely warm Scottish welcome from everyone at these five schools. (Scottish students, you’re so grown up and your manners are impeccable!) Then a fast train to Lancaster and Weds went to Kirbie Kendal School and Ripley St Thomas. (Loved your enthusiasm, you guys! Wish I could bottle it and bring it out for the days when writing is just a sheer hard slog.) On to Manchester then and on Thursday I visited Manchester High School for Girls (What a great question and answer session girls!) and then Urmston High School for an informal chat with fans followed by a really interesting afternoon with Year 10s. Friday, back in the South-West to Bristol schools, Henbury and Blackwell. Lovely way to end a really fab tour. Thanks to everyone who made me so welcome, all you lovely librarians and brilliant bookshop people, especially Elaine and Suzie(not the one the book’s about!) from SilverDell Books and Peter and Frances at Urmston Bookshop. And extra special thanks to the wonderful Victoria who organized it all. Can’t wait for the next one… Now what did we decide? New York…Sydney…Vancouver??? I’ll be posting photographs asap so keep an eye on this page... read more

St Ives Library

Had fun launching it again at St Ives Library in the evening and partying afterwards. read more