for August, 2018

He’s such a dragon

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There’s a phrase you don’t hear often. In fact, have you ever? While writing My Secret Dragon, it struck me that only shes are described as dragons: shouty, scary female teachers, aunts, businesswomen, politicians, dentists and, worse luck, mothers. The flaming cheek (and nostrils) of it! Not only are males necessary for dragons to exist […]

My Secret Dragon

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Hello new book! My Secret Dragon has finally hatched after a two-year incubation. It began during a morning run when the words ‘My mother is part-dragon’ popped into my head. The story explores difference, and how people react to it, through the eyes of twelve-year-old Aidan who’s been homeschooled all his life to protect his […]