Time to Move South for Winter – Launch WEEK!

At this time of year, the Arctic terns will be readying for their annual migration south. And things have been busy here, too!

On September 2nd, Time to Move South for Winter was officially published with Nosy Crow, illustrated by my hugely talented co-creator, Jenny Løvlie. I’ve been a fan of Jenny’s work for a while. She is the illustrator of The Girls/The Boys (written by Lauren Ace) and the Kitty series (written by Paula Harrison.) You can find out more about Jenny’s work here.

“Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world’s longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter.”

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Non-Fiction Book News!

I’m really pleased to be writing with details of my third picture book published in 2020!

‘Poo! Is that you?’ is my first non-fiction picture book, which is also the first in a hilarious series with Macmillan and Nicola O’Byrne. It features Lenny, a very loveable ring-tailed lemur, who is on holiday in South America when his sunny, summer snooze is interrupted by a horrible smell!

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Love Your Library!

Ivybridge Library do an incredible job of supporting good reading habits and reading for pleasure, so it was an honour to spend the day with their hardworking team.

We ran workshops for visiting schools, focusing on empathy and understanding other people’s feelings, all based around my newest picture book with Olivier Tallec, How Rude!

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Top Tips for Writers!

As a teacher turned author, I often get asked by people working in schools how I started writing, how I find the time and for advice about taking the plunge.

Below are some things I do and have done, which might also help you get your project off the ground. It’s not exhaustive! So please feel free to share others in the comments.

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