Level Up! is out now!

My new book Level Up! officially hits shops today, although I was delighted to spot it last week on one of the tables in the Waterstones in the West End of Edinburgh. Level Up is illustrated by the super talented Anjan Sarkar who did a fantastic job bringing the main characters of Flo and Max to life. Level Up is …

Stockton Children’s Book of the Year 2019

Some big news. Boyband of the Apocalypse has won the Stockton Children’s Book of the Year Award for 2019! To say I was shocked is an understatement. This is the 22nd year the prize has been running and has had some incredible books win it, like Skellig and The Last Wild. I was properly honoured and excited to be a …

There’s a Dragon in my Popcorn! Now Available

May the fourth be with you etc. There’s a Dragon in my Popcorn! is out now! This was a lot of fun to write because I got to fill it with film references. I love film references. So much so that the book has been released on May the 4th, the most film referency of all the dates including: 4th …

New Website

Hurrah! My new website is live. I’m still tweaking things, but I’m much happier with it now. I’ve updated the books section, and there’s a mailing list you can sign yourself up for if you like. If that’s the sort of thing that you like to do.

There’s a Dragon in my Toilet! Cover Reveal

The cover for There’s a Dragon in my Toilet! was revealed this week over on the Middle Grade Strikes Back blog. Here it is: It’s probably my favourite cover so far. Sarah Horne and Lizzie at Stripes have done another fantastic job. What do you think?

There’s a Dragon in my Backpack Out Now

There’s a Dragon in my Backpack! (written by me, illustrated by Sarah Horne) is out in shops now. Look here it is in Foyles in that London: And look at that little run of Stripes books. It’s like when those little Transformers used to combine to form a big Transformer. Remember that? Remember before Michael Bay ruined it all? Oh, and there’s …

Quick Update

It’s 4 weeks until There’s a Dragon in my Backpack! hits the shelves. So pleased to get my hands on a copy. Even though I already knew what happened. Here’s a picture of it next to There’s a Dragon in my Dinner! because why not? Book 3 – There’s a Dragon in my Toilet! is done and dusted now, due …

Here be Dragons

Well… this has been a year.  I’ve spent most of the last few months writing three books in the There’s a Dragon in my… series. It’s been a lot of hard work.  My day job can be quite mentally exhausting at times and it wasn’t always easy to come home and then start writing about Mini-Dragons. But it’s also been …

This Year

Yes, that’s it.  Write a post called Doing Writing then fail to write a blog post for six months.  Of course. To be fair, I have spent a decent amount of the last six months doing actual writing, as in working on edits for my children’s book.  I had hoped to end the year with a book deal in place, all …

Doing Writing

The past few months have been quite exciting.  First of all, after years of delays, I was finally able to get fibre broadband!  Hurrah!  I went from 3.5mb up to 38mb!  Sweet.  Oh, and I also signed with an agent. I have been, in some manner or another, “doing writing” for fourteen years, which is how long it has been since …