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…

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…