Meet me at Congleton Library – Monday 30th May!

Meet me at Congleton Library – Monday 30th May!

Looking for something to do with your little ones during the school holidays? Why not come on down to Congleton Library on Monday 30th May and watch me reading One Night in Beartown! I will also do a bear-related craft session with the children. For just £10 your...
Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox: OUT NOW!

Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox: OUT NOW!

Last year I was approached by a local company called Franklyn Financial Management who’d had an idea for a children’s book. They wanted a way to teach young children about the need to save for their future, so I was tasked with creating a story that did...
Another great school visit

Another great school visit

On Friday I was lucky enough to do an author visit at Terra Nova School in Cheshire. With my beautiful assistant, fellow author Emma Sandford, I did three sessions in which I read One Night in Beartown, first to the Year 1 and Year 2 children and later to the nursery...
One Christmas in Beartown book launch!

One Christmas in Beartown book launch!

My third children’s picture book, One Christmas in Beartown, is out now! It follows on from One Night in Beartown and this time Tommy Pickles plays a much bigger role in the story. I’m very proud of the way the book has turned out, with amazing...

One Christmas in Beartown is coming!

Last year, I raised £4k via Kickstarter for my second children’s book, One Night in Beartown, thanks to 141 generous individuals and businesses. The book sold well and received some very kind reviews, and I started to wonder if maybe there could be another...
I’m hugging 100 trees for Rainforest Trust UK!

I’m hugging 100 trees for Rainforest Trust UK!

As you may know, my publishing company Full Media has partnered with Rainforest Trust UK for a series of children’s picture books called The Sumatran Trilogy by new author Emma Sandford. The first book, The Problem with Poppy, is out now and has been well...

Guest blog by children’s author Josie Dom

I asked fellow UK children’s author Josie Dom to write a guest blog for my website, and she very kindly agreed! In this article, Josie talks about the inspiration for her books and some of her favourite things. Thank you! A fun part of being an author is getting...
My Author Takeover Day on EYFSHome

My Author Takeover Day on EYFSHome

It’s been another eventful week for me! On Wednesday 7th April I did an Author Takeover Day on the excellent website EYFSHome. Every Wednesday a different UK children’s author gets to read one of their books online to kids that subscribe to the website,...
Beavers in Burrows 2021

Beavers in Burrows 2021

Last Saturday was a definite highlight of my life as a children’s author so far – I got to read my debut picture book Sarah’s Shadow to literally hundreds of children on Zoom as a bedtime story! The event was Beavers In Burrows 2021 – a virtual...
Thank you, Wistaston Primary Academy!

Thank you, Wistaston Primary Academy!

Well, I had a very exciting delivery from the postman yesterday: over 20 letters and cards from the lovely children at Wistaston Primary Academy in Crewe, thanking me for the Zoom session I did with them on World Book Day! I feel very touched and fortunate to have...