Festivals and filming

Thanks to everyone who came to the Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival last weekend. I had a fantastic time, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and chatting to readers. You can read a full summary of the day from The Reader Teacher. And here are a few photo highlights. PG Bell takes us on… Read on…

Spring News

March was a veritable whirlwind of events. Storm Hound has been going down a… well a storm. I’ve been bowled over by everyone’s enthusiasm for my little stormhound. I’d like to thank Literature Wales again for the aid of a writer’s bursary. Also the Welsh Books Council, Shrewsbury Bookfest, all the Waterstones stores and independent… Read on…

In Praise of Book Bloggers

The weeks around publication are a nervous time. What if no one likes the book? What if no one even notices the book? And so I am very grateful to Macmillan and Karen Bultiauw for organising a most exciting blog tour giving a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the world of Storm Hound. I am also… Read on…

A Retreat, and a Treat

I am back from a wonderful writing retreat with some of the Scattered Authors Society The annual winter retreat takes place at Folly Farm, just south of Bristol, which is a lovely place set in stunning countryside. It was so good to catch up with old friends and meet new people. 2018 has been a… Read on…

Storm Hound

It’s been a busy and exciting few weeks.  First a trip to visit the wonderful Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in London for a pair of school events. Then a visit to a two Cardiff schools. I had great fun talking about the three essential P’s of storytelling, and leading workshops on fictional settings, heroes and… Read on…

Book party

Hello all! You are invited to a party. I am delighted to be joining the awesome Stephanie Burgis once again, this time in Waterstones, Abergavenny. We will be celebrating our new books – Mirror Magic from me, and The Girl with the Dragon Heart from Stephanie. Do check out the details on our facebook page.… Read on…

Mirror Magic Blog Tour Round-Up

It’s been a quiet month since Mirror Magic launched. But never trust a quiet writer – when we’re silent, we’re plotting. I’ve been finishing off my latest draft of Storm Hound, due out next February, thanks to Literature Wales and Macmillan’s Children’s Books. And I’ve had my first glimpse of the cover. It’s still top… Read on…

Dang! Missed it!

I had the strangest feeling yesterday that something important was happening but I couldn’t quite remember what it was. Then today, I woke up and remembered. Mirror Magic is here! Hurrah! Confetti! Magic! Firework! Cake! Cake! Cake! Here’s some cake I finished earlier. I had a wonderful two days with Booka Bookshop in Oswestry, travelling… Read on…