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July 10, 2019

So excited to see Lighting Chase Me Home featured in The Guardian's best new children's books guide. The guide is released every June for Independent Bookshop Week, to support local bookshops and champion new books. So get down to your local indi and pick up a copy of...

January 9, 2019

Lightning Chase Me Home is out now! I couldn't be more excited to see Lightning start its journey in the world. It's already been picked as Hive.com Children's Book of the Month, one of Booktrusts best books of January and Book for Keeps book of the week. And Amelia's...

September 5, 2018

I’m thrilled to be able to announce my next book Lightning Chase Me Home will be hitting bookshops January 2019.

Lightning Chase Me Home is an adventure story with lots of wild Scottish magic and inspiration taken from my favourite lady explorers. You can read a bit abo...

June 27, 2017

Last week I packed my fox print backpack, filled it with books, vingage inspired clothes and my big round owl reading glasses and headed to the North (or Halifax to be more precise) to attend the Calderdale Book of the Year awards. I was very nervous as I hadn't been t...

May 24, 2017

The Branford Boase (given annually to the best children's and YA debut in the UK) is an award I've long admired. So you can imagine how thrilled and a little amazed that We are Giants is to be on this years shortlist. Especially as the shortlist is filled with books I'...

March 19, 2017

I'm absolutely delighted that We are Giants has been nominated for the prestigious Branford Boase award. This is the first time I've had to talk about it properly because I got the news whilst up a hill in scotland! But I had to write about it because Its one of those...

August 14, 2016

Rather excitingly I was one of the many fabulous authors invited to read and perform at the BBC Awesome Author festival in Birmingham. It was so exciting and so fabulous in fact that I have only now just recovered and been able to write this blog post....

April 28, 2016

April has been a giant of a month. At the start of the month We Are Giants was made one of Booktrust's picks of the month and made Bookmarks book of the month and I did my very first interview, where I discus dyslexia, dwarfism and the magic of children's books. You ca...

March 2, 2016

Ah how exciting it is for me to share with you the publicity book proofs of We Are Giants. Book proofs are special copies of books that get sent to reviewers and bookshops before the book is published. And mine is very special because it comes with We Are Giants postca...

February 16, 2016

 

I am thrilled to be the judge for this year's Dear Me competition. Dear Me is an oppurtunity for school children to write a letter to their future self about their hopes, dreams and aspiratons. It can be funny, inventive and creative and I look forward to some big hop...

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