Signing off for 2023

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Phew! That was a BIG year! You’ve all made so many of my dreams come true, starting with a phenomenal World Book Day release for Dave Pigeon.

I was chuffed to bits to see so many schools join in with mine and Sheena’s big virtual event. HUGE thank you to everyone who shared their work with us.

Dave was back again with Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) in July and it’s been awesome to share his brand new story with you.

And next year promises to be even BIGGER! I have a whopping six books out, including new Bad Panda:

There will also be a new Dave Pigeon book in time for Halloween. In addition to my these two series, I have a brand new series, written under my pseudonym Swapna Reddy, and illustrated by mega-talented Becka Moor. It’s all about a detective called Reggie Rabbit and the first TWO books in the series are out next year, starting with Reggie Rabbit: The Great Carrot Heist, hopping on to shelves in June 2024.

And my first book with Scholastic New Zealand is set to hit the shelves next year too! I’ll have more on that soon…

But first up, arriving in January 2024, is Little Dinosaurs, Big Feelings, illustrated by Yiting Lee. It’s not long now until this one stomps into a bookshop and library near you. In the meantime, you can have a read of an early review here and see why it was chosen as The Bookseller’s Children’s Book of the Month for January 2024.

Thank you so much, as always, for all your book love and support. Have an awesome holiday break, everyone, and see you in 2024 for more booky fun!