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…

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…