News, Dates, Zoom School Visits, Signed books

September 2021


Very happy and grateful to report that The Swallows' Flight has been welcomed with lovely reviews. Thanks to The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Spectator and The Scotsman. Also the Book Blogging world that works so hard for readers and writers alike.

And thank you to the teachers and librarians now bringing it into classrooms. I'm very grateful indeed.

Dates (September and October):

US readers, please check out Heather Clark Books for podcast interview I will be recording with them on September 9th

Looking forward so much to the YLG Conference event on September 18th, when Phil Earle and I will be discussing writing together. Link here for booking:

Really looking forward to Bath Children's Literature Festival. September 26th. I will be there talking to the wonderful Emma Carroll. Here's the link to book:

(Real life people! Hurray!)

Delighted to have been invited to join Nikki Gamble in An Audience with Nikki Gamble 

This will happen on October 7th 7-8.30pm

Publication Day for US Simon & Schuster edition of The Swallows' Flight is October 19th.

Zoom School Visits

I am going to be offering Zoom School Mini Visits from October 2021. They will be approx. 45 min and consist of: Short talk about books and reading, Swallows' Flight or Skylarks' War Powerpoint, Q and A.

I can adapt to individual schools, to a certain extent. Hopefully you will be able to either send in student's questions in advance, or message them to me at the time, (or whatever other method you have found that works best for you).

I have posters/ bookmarks to go with them, but students will need to have some background knowledge of the books and you will need to have a least one copy in school. 

If helpful, I am considering supplying a pdf. of the first chapter to reach you in the days before the events.

This is a new adventure for me, so the first couple of bookings will be free while I get used to the technology. After that I hope to keep prices as low as is sensible. 

Please contact me via this website to book/discuss/etc.

Looking forward to meeting new readers VERY MUCH!!!

Signed Copies of Books

I can supply personalised signed copies of books. Please contact me via this website for details.