Author Archives: Claire

Busy summer!

I can’t believe it’s two months since Journey to Dragon Island came out. I’m only just calming down from the whirlwind. A week of book signings and events, including the premier of my new Dragon Island writing workshop in Southampton Waterstones. … Continue reading

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Tharrrr she goes!!!

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Dragon Island has been out and about for a few weeks now. But before the big launch, one of my advance copies went on a quick tour of SCBWI members.   First, the US edition pays a visit to Welsh author, Eloise … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You…

Hello, Trudi Storme here, pirate and ship’s cook aboard the great and legendary Onion. The story of our adventures on Dragon Island has just launched into the world and I’m celebrating by making lemon and strawberry cupcakes. I love lemons. … Continue reading

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Phew!

I’ve been quiet on here, but out in the real world I’ve been making lots of noise. March kicked off with World Book day and a trip to the Spread the Word festival in Merthyr Tydfil for a day of … Continue reading

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St David’s Day Giveaway

Thanks for playing, everyone. The giveaway has ended and the winner is SOPHIE ANDERSOM.  Congratulations, Sophie. I have sent you an email to arrange delivery of your prize!   All the best things come in threes. 1. Today is St … Continue reading

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Accidental Pirates shortlisted for the FCBG Children’s Book award!

In case you’re wondering what all the excited shouting is about, I’m very happy to announce that The Accidental Pirates has been shortlisted for the FCBG’s Children’s Book award. Here are the three books in the younger readers’ category. As … Continue reading

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UK Cover Reveal

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it difficult to share good news at the moment in the light of everything that’s happening in the world. But stories are powerful and good stories can defeat bad ones, and so … Continue reading

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In the Light of the Stars

My husband and I are just back from a most wonderful week in Noway. We went to ski and the skiing was wonderful, but the highlight of the week was an night-time excursion to see the stars. Armed with binoculars … Continue reading

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Heroes and Villains

I had a lovely time visiting St Cenydd’s Comprehensive School in Caerphilly recently. I ran a workshop on creating fictional heroes and villains and the year 7s had great fun coming up with dastardly plots and heroic derring do. Here’s … Continue reading

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Giveaway!

Attention all readers in the US and Canada! I’ve got together with Sarah Reida, author of Monsterville to do a magical double giveaway. One lucky person can win a signed copy of Monsterville and a signed copy of Voyage to … Continue reading

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