July Events

I am off to Kent next week – very exciting! I went to university in Canterbury a very long time ago and I’m looking forward to seeing how the place has changed. And I am really, really looking forward to doing some events in the area. Do come along if you can. I will be telling… Read on…

Storm Hound Extras

Here’s a lovely pair of activity sheets made by the team at Macmillan’s Children’s Books. StormHound_ActivitySheets     Why not make up your own adventures? Here are some ideas: What if you had a pet with magical powers? What would your pet be, and what could they do? What if someone evil wanted to steal… Read on…

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…

Pirate Extras

A map of Dragon Island by the brilliant Becka Moor!           Why not design your own treasure island with this guide: Design your own island Test your knowledge of pirates in this fun quiz: pirate quiz The pirate ship, Onion is a legend of the Eight Oceans. Write your own legend… Read on…

Mirror Magic Resources

Here you will find The Wyse Weekly Mirror, bringing you news and views from Britain’s only town of magic. There’s a newspaper template so you can create your own newspapers, and if you’re looking for inspiration, here is my look at newspapers through the centuries: If we had magic. Weekly Mirror Newspaper template What if… Read on…