Here’s a collection of book-related resources I’ve made over the years. I’m in the process of collecting everything together here so check back soon for even more.
Write Where You Are
Bored? Stuck at home with nothing to do? Take a look at these videos, finding story ideas around the house.
Episode 2 – In the Bathroom, with Sibeal Pounder, author of Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids
Episode 3 – In the Bedroom, with P.G. Bell, author of TheTrain to Impossible Places
Episode 4 – Meet the pets, with Sarah Todd Taylor, author of Max the Detective Cat
Episode 5 – In the Garden, with Lexi Rees, author of The Relic Hunters series
Other videos will be posted to my youtube channel.
Feel inspired to write your own fairytale but not sure where to start? Here are three short articles taking you through the whole process from beginning to end.
Here’s the story behind a very strange Welsh story. I wrote this long before I knew I’d write a book of Welsh fairytales!
The Leaves That Hung but Never Grew
Wacky Woden’s Day – A Storm Hound short story for Halloween.
A Stormhound’s Christmas in Wales – A festive short story featuring everyone’s favourite puppy.
Mirror Magic resources
When I was writing Mirror Magic, I created my own town newspaper. Here it is: The Weekly Mirror
Here’s a template to create your own newspaper: Newspaper template
Mirror Magic started out with a big ‘What if?’ question. What if there was magic? I imagined what other newspapers might look like if the people of the time had magic. Why not take a look at them for inspiration and then write some of your own.
What if the 17th Century had magic
What if the Industrial Revolution had magic
What if the Middle Ages had magic
What if William the Conqueror had magic
Written for Talk Like a Pirate Day, here are some useful Welsh phrases every pirate will want to know! Talk like a (Welsh) pirate
How much do you know about pirates? Test your knowledge with this pirate quiz and Pirate joke quiz
Want to be the star of your own legend? This handy guide will get you started. The Legend of You
Take some time off from marauding, put your feet up and have a go at this Onion wordsearch based on the most famous pirate ship on the eight oceans!
The Eight Oceans are full of strange islands to be explored. Take a look at Dragon Island here: Dragon Island map pdf
Now try designing your own map. Here’s an outline to get you started: Island outline