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This is where I'll keep you up to date on all the latest news to do with me, my book Everybody Jam, how the next one's coming along and what I've been up to and where I've been


Award win!

Fri 24th January 2014
I've won the IBBY Sweden Peter Pan Award!

Inspired to keep writing

Tue 11th September 2012
I've been pretty quiet for a while - because I'm busy writing another book. There have been good days and bad days - but another review of Everybody Jam by Luna's Little LIbrary has helped inspire me to keep going. So thanks Luna!  

The Branford Boase Award

Fri 6th July 2012
I travelled to Walker Books in London for the Branford Boase Award yesterday and had a fantastic time, catching up with my friends and fellow authors Phil Earle, Annabel Pitcher and Irfan Master. I also got to meet Gill Lewis and Lissa Evans. This award is extra special because it not only recognises the talents of debut authors, it is also about praising their editors. So it was wonderful to...

Some of my favourite reads

Thu 28th June 2012
There's a piece in The Journal's July edition of Culture Magazine about my favourite books. It's on page 11.Not easy to pick just a handful from all the stories I've loved, but this gives an idea of some of the ones that made me laugh, cry, and most of all, want to be a writer myself.

My most memorable reading experience

Sat 16th June 2012
The CILIP people have put together this really great video of the shortlisted authors and illustrators from the Carnegie Medal/Kate Greenaway Prize, including me, talking about our most memorable reading experiences. Mine's about a Roald Dahl book I read when I was about 13 - but perhaps not one you'd expect, and certainly not what my parents thought I was reading!