Torn Apart: The Partition of India, 1947

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I’m so proud to reveal the cover for my new book Torn Apart: The Partition of India, 1947, designed by Jamie Gregory and Two Dots Design Studio. It’s October 1947 and two young boys find themselves thrown together during the dramatic changes of Partition. As the new India and Pakistan are born, can a friendship between these two children rise …

Happy World Book Day from New Zealand!

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It’s World Book Day and I wasn’t going to miss out on all the fun back in the UK so I was chuffed to be invited to speak to the Writing Extension group at Kaikorai Primary School, where I met with sixteen brilliant young writers. We talked about planning stories and shared ideas on writing. And then we played a …

The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui

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I’ve just had the best sort of weekend for me – a booky weekend. The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui took place in my new hometown of Dunedin last weekend, with the WILD in Wild Imaginings standing for Writers and Illustrators Love Dunedin and it turns out we certainly do. Team Wild Imaginings put on a fabulous weekend …

A Children’s Literary Christmas: an anthology

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Halloween is over and it’s time to get excited for Christmas! Fresh off the press is ‘A Children’s Literary Christmas‘ which features my story ‘A Winter Surprise’. And look how gorgeous this winter delight is: This is the perfect read in the run up to Christmas to get you in the Christmas spirit and I couldn’t be more delighted to …

‘Writer alights in the land of birds’ – Otago Daily Times

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Thank you so much to Karen Trebilcock and the Otago Daily Times for this brilliant feature in today’s Otago Daily Times. I was interviewed for the article ahead of the WILD Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui next weekend, where I will be running a workshop on ‘Writing a Young Fiction Series’. If you are coming along, do pop by …

A Winter Surprise in A Children’s Literary Christmas: An Anthology

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I’m so pleased to announce that my story ‘A Winter Surprise‘, which featured in the winter anthology ‘One Snowy Night‘ last year, has been selected to join many others in ‘A Children’s Literary Christmas: An Anthology‘, edited by the wonderful Anna James, publishing as part of the British Library’s Christmas collection. Timeless classics from Charles Dickens, Clement C Moore and …

It’s time to Return to Wonderland

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It’s publication day for Return To Wonderland! Fall down the rabbit hole and return to where it all began with this brand new selection of stories. I’m so proud to have my story ‘The Missing Book‘ in this stunning collection, illustrated by Laura Barrett. I hope you all enjoy!

Return to Wonderland on 27th June…

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Just three more sleeps until the Return To Wonderland anthology, illustrated by Laura Barrett, is officially out. I’m so chuffed to have been part of this gorgeous collection of stories alongside some of today’s biggest children’s authors including Robin Stevens, Pamela Butchart, Patrice Lawrence, Maz Evans, Lisa Thompson, Amy Wilson, Lauren St John and Piers Torday. My story, ‘The Missing …

Interview with The Children’s Book Spectacular

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Fantastic news for those of you need who need a big children’s book fix! The Children’s Book Spectacular, a group of librarians, editors, literacy agents, teachers and authors, have launched an incredible channel on You Tube so they can bring a whole host of all things children’s books! Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! They very kindly asked ME to launch their channel …