Tharrrr she goes!!!

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 Williams. Eloise is the author of the delightful Elen’s Island for younger readers, and the considerably… Read on…

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. There’s a saying: ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade,’ which means if life gives… Read on…

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 here is a little piece of good news. The Onion is preparing to sail on… Read on…

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 and with our guide, Tim (an enthusiastic Englishman with a passion for photography and astronomy),… Read on…

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 a link to an article on the school’s website I’m the person in the middle of… Read on…