My first children’s book has been published by indie publishers Beachy Books. Ink is a tale of adventure, bravery and friendship. It is a chapter book that is ideal for readers aged 7 to 9+ years. Finlay sees a mysterious shape under the surface of the sea and is convinced it is a local legend come to life, an enormous sea monster that haunts the shores. When a migrant boat goes missing, Finlay and his best friend…
Middle grade novel WIP, Atlas of the Darkside, has been chosen as a reader’s favourite in the #WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award 2019. This means that one of the judges chose my entry as their favourite in the whole competition. Thank you #WriteMentor!
After winning the Grindstone Literary 2018 Flash 1000 Competition, Sugar Snap, Broad Bean, Runner Bean has been published as part of the Grindstone annual anthology. The book features 40 authors and their works include flash, poetry, short stories and novels.Â ‘Now including author biographies and reflections, this anthology is a wonderful read for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of emerging fiction and the writers behind the words.’ â€“ Grindstone Literary
Middle grade novel, Atlas of the Darkside, has made it on to the Adventures in Fiction New Voices Competition longlist. The competition is aimed at new writers currently working on a manuscript – and the prize is mentoring to help finish it. Fingers crossed for the next stage! See the rest of the longlist here.
The Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories (published by Walker Books) has been named first in the Independent’s top 10 children’s books of 2013. My story, The Night Thief and The Moon, is the last in this prize winning collection of children’s stories. The stories were chosen by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, who said, “These are brilliant stories… I really enjoyed reading and selecting these funny, clever stories.”
My children’s story, The Night Thief and the Moon, has been published by Walker Books in the Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories. The book features some wonderful characters and wildly different stories, with dancing bears, princesses, alpacas and a sheriff who rides his trusty pig. Read more about the book on Mumsnet or buy it now on Amazon!