Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Wildlord: proofs are here.

 I'm absolutely thrilled to see a proof of Wildlord, which will be published in October 2021 by Little Island. 

Here's a lovely quote: "Ancient sorcery and wild magic clash in this thrilling tale which explores love, loss, and the power of friendship" - Katherine Langrish, Author of From Spare Oom to War Drobe.

How To Academy: Three Part Masterclass


My 3 Part Masterclass in Children's Writing is back in October, for the How To: Academy. You can sign up here.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Monday, 7 June 2021

Classics issue of SCOOP


It's nearly here! I had great pleasure in guest-editing the June issue of SCOOP magazine. The theme of which, as I expect you can guess, is... Classics. There's an interview with Mary Beard, and plenty of stories, facts and more.

You can order a copy or subscribe to the magazine at the SCOOP website.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

June Children's Book Round up for Literary Review

In advance of the summer holidays, here's my children's book round up for Literary Review, featuring some wonderful books:

The Swallows' Flight by Hilary McKay

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson

How I Saved the World in a Week by Polly Ho-Yen

The Girl in Wooden Armour by Conrad Mason

Read the reviews here.

Monday, 31 May 2021

In the Shadow of Arcadia

 I've written a piece on my love of Philip Sidney's Arcadia, for the Royal Literary Fund.
Read it here.

Monday, 24 May 2021

Q&A on Books2All


I was very pleased to be asked to do a Q&A with Books2All, a charity which connects book donors with schools in need. You can read it here.