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We Love Books tour

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Debbie is part of the We Love Books tour. She will be in Newbridge on 3rd March and Castlebar on 6th March, before the launch of her new book “Monkie Business” on 8th March at the National Library in Dublin from 10:30am.

Launch of Monkie Business

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ATTENTION ALL ADVENTURERS!

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Look out for MONKIE BUSINESS, out in all good bookshops at the beginning of February. For all of you who’ve read the first two books, DEAD HAIRY and JUNGLE TANGLE, join Abbie, Perdita, Chester, Grandma and Fernando on their last, most haunting escapade. For all of you who haven’t, jump aboard the Fidgety Bridget for […]

Junior Genies

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Hooray for Children’s Book Festival. What a great month for writers, let alone school children. You might think it’s the pupils who benefit most when authors park their magic carpets in schools and libraries around the country to drop their pearls of lit-wit. Far from it. Where do you think we pinch our ideas from […]

Trim

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Hooray for St Mary’s! If anyone knows how to grab a book in both hands and spin it round the dance floor, it’s the pupils and staff at the Trim primary school.  Visiting last year I felt less like an author and more a bystander watching the girls interact with Abbie, Perdita and the other […]

Jungle Fun

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Thanks to all who helped launch Jungle Tangle at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday – a great laugh, complete with Amazonian adventures round the gardens and tropical glass houses. The weather matched the book perfectly: snow outside (Jungle Tangle starts in the UK winter) and steamy sweaties in the Palm House aka Amazon jungle.   […]

Do what you do

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Glurp. It’s that wobbly fortnight before a book comes out. A time of wild seesaws between wanting everyone and no one to read it. What if the jokes fall flat? What if Great Aunt Budweiser recognises that little toe shaped like a chilli pepper on page 57?  There’s something so vulnerable about writing, like baring […]

Shrunken Delights

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Poor Fernando. The shrunken head hero of Jungle Tangle hasn’t had many breaks in life since the one that split him from his body. When the Spanish conquistador was caught and shrunk by Amazon tribesmen lost everything: his body, his wife, his looks. Granted he was on a mission to steal gold and land – […]

Latest NEWs

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NEW month: Hooray for November with its wild colours, woolly socks and whiff of almost- Christmas. NEW website: A big thank you to Ralph Croly for jazzing it up a treat. NEW York: where not to be right now. Thoughts and prayers for those whose homes and lives have been ripped apart by Hurricane Sandy. I […]