Dandelion Clocks in Germany!

Dandelion Clocks in Germany!

Hurray! Dandelion Clocks (Pusteblumentage)  is published in Germany today. I love this cover SO much xxx  

Dyslexia friendly books

Today I received an email from a parent saying that my books had been recommended to her for her 12 year old daughter who has dyslexia. She asked if my books were available as audio as her daughter particularly enjoys…

A Visit to School

A Visit to School

I’ve been at Knighton House in Dorset, talking about books and writing with Years 6,7 and 8. The purpose of an author visit is to inspire pupils and I hope I managed that today – but as is usually the…

Writer Angst and other luxuries…

I haven’t posted on here for a while – I’ve been too busy writing/rewriting/ripping it all up and starting again/wondering if I’m completely delusional. You know, all the fab things about being a writer. When I wrote Dandelion Clocks it…

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

Pretty much everyone is aware of the crisis that has been brewing just across the English Channel. The refugee camp in Calais isn’t referred to as The Jungle because of its warm, humid environment. It was named The Jungle by…

Patron Of Reading

Patron Of Reading

In April I was fortunate enough to be appointed Patron Of Reading at our local primary school. Staff at the school are really committed to promoting reading – and specifically, reading for pleasure. We started off with a whole school…

Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway

I’m running a book giveaway over on Goodreads. There are three paperback copies of Five Things They Never Told Me up for grabs so if you’d like to win a copy then click on the link and scroll down to…

Book Signing

Book Signing

I am really excited to be book signing at Waterstones in Salisbury this Saturday (14th March). If you’re in the area then come and say hello! I’ll be there from 11-1 and I’m really looking forward to meeting some readers…

Get designing!

Get designing!

Today, I received a fantastic message from one of my readers – the brilliant April. She sent me a photo of the book cover for Dandelion Clocks that she designed for World Book Day. I love it! And it got…

Five Things I Wish I'd Known At Thirteen

Five Things I Wish I’d Known At Thirteen

Thirteen is a tricky age (so is forty actually, but that’s another story). Like most children I hotly anticipated this age, imagining that life would be very, very different when I was finally a teenager. This birthday coincided with a…