Competition Round-Up

Hello all! I hope you’re keeping well. It’s been an exciting time for competitions so I thought I’d post a round-up of what’s been happening.

The East Sussex Children’s Book Award has extended its voting time until 12th June and there are also writing and drawing challenges with prizes for you to win.  Please pop onto the website and vote for Storm Hound!

The James Reckitt, Hull Children’s Book Award has gone online, and while I’m sad that I won’t get the chance to visit Hull this year, I had fun making a Storm Hound video featuring a lot of my friends’ dogs. You can watch it here:


The Voyage to Magical North is now ‘as seen on TV’.  If you haven’t seen the Great British Menu on BBC, it’s well worth having a look. It’s a friendly contest between professional chefs, competing for the right to serve their dish in a special end of season banquet. This year the theme is children’s literature. You’ll see a lot of dishes based on Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, but if you watch the Wales heats and the fish final, you’ll see not one, but two dishes based on the adventures of the Onion. (The chef, Hywel Griffith decided to change the dish between the regional heats and the final). Also look out for a wonderful picnic starter based on the Welsh Children’s Laureate, Eloise Williams’s first book, Elen’s Island.

Here’s my book, captured on my agent’s TV
Recipes of a Gourmet Pirate
Monsters from Magical North







That’s all for now! But I’ll be back very soon to announce the launch of an exciting new video series. Watch this space!