Author information

Find out what inspired me to become an author, why I am passionate about books, and follow my journey to becoming a traditionally published writer.


Ballet Stories for Young Children

My latest anthology from Orchard Books, available in the UK on the 6th October 2016. Click on the pic to discover more.

Books and Stories

My books are published by Orchard, Harpercollins, Oxford University Press, Quarto Kids and from 2017, Bloomsbury. Click on the link above to discover more.


The Golden Bird of Swan Street

The Golden Bird of Swan Street is an exciting project I am doing with Leeds Library Service in autumn 2016. Click on the picture above to find out more and get involved.

Schools & Libraries

I love going into schools and libraries to tell stories, read from my books, and do writing workshops.  Find out how you can book me for an action-packed visit.


Ancient Greek Mysteries

Join Thrax and Nico as they fight crime on the streets of Ancient Greece. A new series for middle grade readers coming from Bloomsbury starting April 2017.