I’m really excited to be writing with the details and cover reveal of my next picture book!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Thank you so much to The Little Literary Society for inviting me to speak a little bit about my new book ‘The Perfect Shelter.’Continue reading
It was lovely to return to Totnes Library, this time to delight in all things biscuits, books and pirate mice!
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!
Today’s ‘really rude’ event at Totnes Library was overwhelmingly wonderful!
Friends and smiley book lovers came out in force to celebrate the forthcoming publication of How Rude! and helped to teach Duck, who had been making silly faces at members of the public and leaving books on the floor(!), some manners!
What an exciting day we all had celebrating the forthcoming publication of ‘Danny and the Dream Dog’ (written by Fiona Barker and illustrated by Howard Gray, published by Tiny Tree) and ‘How Rude’ (illustrated by Olivier Tallec and written by me, published by Quarto)
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.
I am thrilled to say that I recently signed contracts for a new picture book!