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.

Solar Flares – check out this amazing video!

Solar flares play a big part in my new book, The Mad Moon Mission. The evil Dr Buttscratcher learns how to trigger them at will, holding the world to ransom by shutting down all global communications. This amazing video (below) shows footage from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre of a solar flare pluming out from the … More Solar Flares – check out this amazing video!

Meet Curt Walstead!

Curt Walstead grew up in the small rural community of Merced located in the middle of California’s central valley. Currently he resides with his family in Westlake Village, California where he has worked as an animation storyboard artist and illustrator for over twenty-five years. During that time he had the opportunity to illustrate numerous children’s … More Meet Curt Walstead!

Preview of the new artwork!

So, what’s Skinny Finny up to this time? Is he studying something or is he beginning work on another of his ingenious inventions? Curt Walstead has done some amazing drawings for the new book and I’m absolutely delighted with them. I’ll share some more very soon! Find out more about Curt himself here –Meet Curt Walstead!