Crumlin Fun

By |2020-12-07T12:16:58+00:00September 26th, 2015|

Hooray for the wonderful Crumlin teachers. Hospital can be a scary place for the most […]

Scuppering Silence

By |2020-12-07T12:16:58+00:00August 27th, 2015|

Words are amazing. Even if you disagree and say they’re boring they’re amazing, because without […]

Class Act

By |2020-12-07T14:11:56+00:00April 14th, 2015|

My new book’s arrived on the doorstep, shiny and exciting and just a bit scary. […]

Beyond Words

By |2020-12-07T13:59:41+00:00November 6th, 2013|

Every writer should have a dog. I’m saying that after eight years of resisting the […]

Monkie Business

By |2020-12-07T13:59:23+00:00October 19th, 2013|

It feels good. I’ve just sent off the final version of the last book in […]

Junior Genies

By |2020-12-07T13:59:03+00:00October 4th, 2013|

Hooray for Children’s Book Festival. What a great month for writers, let alone school children. […]


By |2020-12-07T12:36:49+00:00March 23rd, 2013|

Hooray for St Mary’s! If anyone knows how to grab a book in both hands […]

Do what you do

By |2020-12-07T12:31:46+00:00February 4th, 2013|

Glurp. It’s that wobbly fortnight before a book comes out. A time of wild seesaws […]

Hello life

By |2020-12-07T12:17:23+00:00December 29th, 2012|

Life of Pi may have had mixed reviews but it sure starts conversations. I’ve heard […]

Once Upon a Life

By |2020-12-07T12:28:22+00:00December 13th, 2012|

What’s the point of stories? How high do they sit on the ladder of usefulness? […]

Write not wrong

By |2020-12-07T12:17:25+00:00November 23rd, 2012|

One of the loveliest parts of writing for children is going into schools and teaching […]


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