14/04/2021 - I now offer virtual author visits for primary schools / key stage 1.
There are two themes to choose from based on my popular picture books: Tadpole’s Promise or The Bog Baby.
Each visit lasts for 30mins and includes:-
1. Story reading.
2. Inspiration for the story and photos of my pet mini beasts.
2. Show and Tell specimens from nature e.g. giant moth cocoons, preserved exotic beetles and live newts subject to season.
3.Model making demo: How to make a bog baby and habitat or a jar of tadpoles, weed and frog spawn.
4. Question Time
If you have a book sale, I can personalise, sign and post bookplates to the school if the teacher provides names.
Please consider ordering books from bookshop.org as 80% of their profit goes to support local bookshops.
How to book a Virtual Author Visit: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates / fees
11/09/2020 - Here's my latest book. Nursery Rhymes for Femenist Times: What are Little Girls Made of?...Girl power! I'm thrilled with the lovely, inclusive illustrations by Isabelle Follath. Find out more here.
25/07/2020 - Delighted to announce that Stardust has just won the Chronos Prize in France. The prize aims to encourage inter-generational relations and to promote picture books through the themes of life, ageing and growing up. The jury is solely composed of readers. A big thanks to my lovely illustrator Briony, my editor Louise Bolongaro and the brilliant team an Nosy Crow.