Hello and ...



Welcome to my website. I write books for children (and the adults they look after).

How did I come to do that? Well, after studying fossils in England, working in BBC radio, meeting prawn farmers in Bangladesh and dancing with pygmies in Uganda, what else can you do?

Check out my latest book, My Secret Dragon: http://littleisland.ie/books/my-secret-dragon/

Aidan Mooney has the mother of all problems ... she's part-dragon. He's spent his whole life trying to guard her secret. But when it gets out, a terrifying chain of events leads to Aidan risking his life to save hers.

'A smashing romp. The writing is excellent.' Celine Kiernan.

'Unforgettable characters and page-turning action.'  ER Murray



  • My Secret Dragon launch

    A great evening of fun, cakes from the recipes at the back of the book and face-painting. Big thanks to the wonderful Little Island, Dubray Bookshop in Grafton Street and …Read More »
  • Light reading

    Just back from a magical three days full of all things children’s-booky at the biennial Congress of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People http://www.ibbyireland.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html) in Athens. Delegates …Read More »

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