Window to another world

When clearing out a family home before lockdown, we discovered many, many interesting things. There were some old children’s books, some wonderful woodworking tools, a wooden wheelbarrow (constructed using some of those wonderful woodworking tools) and three...

Great White Shark

Books, as I may have mentioned in the past, take a long time to take form. There are so many people involved, there are so many elements to consider. But it’s so fabulous when they finally get here. I have just received the rest of my author copies of Great...

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Verse novels are having a bit of a moment and it’s lovely to see. I’ve long been a fan of this story form and of Sherryl Clark’s work. Poetry is often seen as a complex form, inaccessible to all but those who have the right decoding tools. While it...

Happy World Oceans Day!

How wonderful are our oceans? From the beach to the rock pools to the deep dark trenches, there is so much to love, so much to wonder at. Perhaps it’s not such a surprise that the ocean has been a feature of many of my books. It’s also appropriate that...