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YOU MUST BRING A HAT – from start to finish!

I always enjoy looking at other authors’ and illustrators’ websites and blogs, particularly when they provide a ‘behind-the-scenes’ peek into the development of a book from start to finish – the superb Jim Field, for instance, does exactly this.

Part of the fun of writing picture books is seeing your ideas gradually brought to life thanks to the dedication, hard-work and creative genius of talented illustrators (and art directors). Usually I Continue reading


I’ve finally got my act together and sorted out this website. I’d been putting it off for several reasons:

  • I’ve mastered procrastination. If you want to see proof of this, I can provide you with a very-official-looking certificate – but it will take me a while to get this sorted for you.
  • I wasn’t sure what to put on here. Photos of me on holiday? Recipe ideas? A very, very short list of my greatest achievements: my procrastination certificate and a B in GCSE German and I.C.T. (short course)? Hmmm. I’ll stick to book things and try to make it interesting.

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