I’ve been loving my podcasts recently. In the past I’ve given a few shout-outs to K.M. Weiland’s ‘Helping writers become authors’ podcast and I love Writing Excuses too. But it was only after seeing a post on the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Facebook page that I ventured off to find some … More POD-tastic!

Dragonspire – Meet Kthar!

So, as my current middle-grade fantasy novel, Dragonspire moves into it’s third draft, I now have a little friend to cheer me along. Meet, Kthar… This little fellow is the product of my imagination and the amazing sculpting skills of Felicity Lloyd-Coombes (http://www.lloydcoombesceramics.co.uk/lloyd-coombes-ceramics/) whom I was lucky enough to stumble upon when I accompanied my wife … More Dragonspire – Meet Kthar!

Close, oh so close!

Alas, The Mad Moon Mission faced some tough competition from many other excellent self-published books in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards and didn’t win a coveted Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. Nevertheless, being a finalist means that the story achieved a score of 30 or more out of 40 which is amazing. Although getting an award … More Close, oh so close!

Why I write

I was asked this question recently by my editor on the Golden Egg Foundation Course, Emma Greenwood just this past weekend and my answer was because I want children to read my stories and enjoy them. That is the ultimate prize for me. I couldn’t be more delighted to be able to share here a book … More Why I write

They have arrived!

At long last the paperback version of The Mad Moon Mission have finally arrived from the publishers! It’s amazing to have them at long last and my children can start handing them out to their friends. The Kindle/iBook version should be available for tablets, etc in the next couple of weeks.