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On Saturday I spent the day in Waterstones in Durham. I had fun chatting with the book group, which had just been reading a book called 'The Great Chocoplot’ which was written by a friend of mine - Chris Callaghan - then I stayed in store and signed books for people who were buying Christmas presents. It was a long and exhausting day, but when I got home,...

Book Recommendations . . .

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a great term. Mind you, it won’t be long before it’s all over, and you’ll be breaking up for Christmas!

One of the things I love about Christmas is finding a few quiet moments away from all the excitement so that I can settle down with a really great book. But if you’ve read all the amazing Dan Smith books,...

Below Zero . . . Blurb!

Hi all, I hope you’re having a great week at school and are looking forward to half term -  yay!

I’ve had some fantastic questions on my last blog post from 3E, and one of the questions - from Cameron - was asking for a hint about the story for Below Zero. Well, there isn’t an official blurb just yet, but I did put something together for my publisher...

Below Zero . . . final cover!

Hi all, I hope you’re having a great week at school!

I’ve just finished working through my page proofs and have sent them back to my publisher with a few last minute corrections. I’m pleased to have finished it in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair, which starts on 11th October. I won’t be going to Frankfurt, but my publishers will be there, and...

First Visit to Northcote Lodge

One of the best things about being an author of books for younger readers is that I am often invited to schools to talk about my books. It’s always great fun, and a huge privilege. But when I visited Northcote Lodge yesterday, it was even more special because, this year, I am going to be your Patron of Reading! I had great fun meeting you all, and it was...