Summer Library Visits

Cardiff Library visits this summer. If you’re looking for something free to take the kids to this August. I’ll be telling stories and doing craft for children in some of the wonderful library hubs around Cardiff. Thursday 15th August 2pm, Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub Monday 19th August, 4pm Canon Hub Click on the link… Read on…

August Events

Following a whirlwind tour of Kent – thanks to everyone who came along to see me – I’ve got some smashing events lined up for August. Library tour Our libraries do a fantastic job under increasingly difficult circumstances.  They’re one of the few places left in our world where you can go, spend time, browse books,… Read on…

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…

Happy Birthday, Pirates!

In three minutes you can boil an egg. In three weeks you can grow a lettuce. In three months you write the first draft of a book. In three years you can… See your first book published. Write another book. Write another book. Write another book. Three years. In some ways, the time has flown… 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…