Activities page added for lockdown!

With another lockdown now in full effect, I wondered if there was anything I could do to help kids in Congleton (and beyond!) keep themselves entertained. It occurred to me that I still had some activities that I created for Sarah’s Shadow a while back when I...

One Night in Beartown is out now!

After a busy Kickstarter campaign during lockdown, several months liaising with my wonderful artist Si Clark to get the illustrations just right, and then the search for a good local printer, I am pleased to say that One Night in Beartown was published on 1 December!...
My interview with Lois Davis, children’s author

My interview with Lois Davis, children’s author

As some of you may know, I am not just a children’s author. My day job is proofreading and editing, and this means I get to read lots of other people’s writing, including other children’s authors. One of my latest customers is the lovely Lois Davis,...
We did it! One Night in Beartown is happening

We did it! One Night in Beartown is happening

After 30 days of ringing, emailing and messaging local companies, friends, relatives and colleagues, and promotion on social media and local news media, I’m proud to announce that I hit the Kickstarter target for One Night in Beartown! This means that the book...
We’re going on a bear hunt…

We’re going on a bear hunt…

Which of the above bears will we catch next on our bear hunt? The Kickstarter for One Night in Beartown has been going well over the past few weeks. A number of Congleton companies have sponsored the book now, including Bearmania 2011 organiser and Secret Millionaire...
My son’s workshops with Lois Davis

My son’s workshops with Lois Davis

A few weeks ago, in the middle of lockdown, a friend of mine, fellow children’s author Lois Davis, mentioned her new Zoom workshops to me. Ahead of the publication of her new book, Lois has been holding workshops via the popular video conferencing app with...