YA For Birds

An epic YA love story is unfolding in our garden. It is the story of blackbirds.         The lady blackbird, we’ve decided is the heroine of the story. Focussed and determined, she’s built a nest in the roof of our derelict shed. She’s happy to live there quietly, but she will defend… Read on…

Express Your Shelf

It’s Libraries Week! Along with lots of other authors this week, I’ve made a short video to give you a look at my bookshelves and the books that have inspired me. Do take a look. If you go to the hashtag #ExpressYourShelf on twitter you’ll be able to find lots more. What are you reading… Read on…

The Mabinogion And Why We Need More Stories.

The evolution of stories has always fascinated me. Long before anything was written down, stories were told in groups, around fires at night. Nobody knows who started it or why, but stories were very much a community effort. Each new storyteller would put something of themselves into the tale. Bits were added and taken away.… Read on…