New school year and new news

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I’m spending the afternoon labelling my son’s new school uniform ready for the start of a new term next week and I’ve taken a break from the iron-on labels to sound the EXCITING NEWS klaxon. I am beyond thrilled to have signed with the very brilliant, rising star agent extraordinaire that is Felicity Trew. I am so proud to have joined the …

CBBC Awesome Authors

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Over the last two days, CBBC, with the help of the Library of Birmingham, hosted a spectacular festival to celebrate the love of reading. Sheena and I were invited to bring Dave Pigeon along to join in the celebrations. We were in amongst many brilliant authors and illustrators who came together to talk about how much we loved writing, illustrating and story telling. And our love for …

Writing Funny

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Over on the Girls Heart Books blog, I’m discussing why funny books matter to me and next month I’ll be following up with my top tips on writing funny.

Dave Pigeon at The Alligator’s Mouth

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This afternoon, Dave Pigeon took over gorgeous children’s bookshop The Alligator’s mouth. After reading the first chapter and a quick jammy-biscuit refuel, the children took on the challenge of building and decorating their very own bird feeders. I was blown away by how imaginative and impressive the children were when it came to making welcoming spaces for our feathery friends. …