I got home yesterday from my third SCBWI-Con (the yearly conference of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and, yes, I’m suffering from a dose of post-con blues! Just look at these lovely people! They sure now how to party (and dress up!). But what do I mean by ‘plug yourself in’? Joining … More #SCBWI-Con18 – plug yourself in!
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!
2018 is going to be mad-busy! This is what I will be up to… hopefully. … More 2018!
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
I am lucky enough to have a study at home. A writing space all of my own where I can be as geeky and as creative as I like. Here’s a picture of me next to some of the many books on my ‘TBR’ (to be read!) shelf and the figurines I had made of Skinny … More Check out my writing cave!