ABOUT ME


Me with my father and eldest brother Joe in the background.
Me with my father and eldest brother Joe in the background.

Welcome to my home on the net. I am a traditionally published children's author with books available in some twenty five countries. Originally from the small island of Malta near Italy, I moved to the UK in my early twenties with the big dream of becoming a professional writer.

 

I have loved stories ever since I can remember. Most people think that growing up on a sun-splashed Mediterranean island would have been fun.  Sunshine most of the year, fresh healthy food, the sea nearby.  In reality my childhood was quite harsh. My parents were - and still are - quite strict. I found escape in stories. I started building a library of my own as soon as I could read.  It didn't really matter what kind of stories I read and collected. I loved them all. I soon started writing stories of my own, which sometimes got me into trouble at school. My teachers didn't believe I had made them up myself.

 

In England, my first book, a playscript called The Idiot King, was published by Samuel French in 1985 and since then I have written nearly one hundred titles, ranging from non-fiction about pirates to short novels, as well as stories for Barbie magazine and Disney and educational material for the Teletubbies franchise.

 

 


 

I still enjoy visiting schools and libraries when time and writing schedules permit and perform at literary festivals when I am invited. Follow my blog if you want to keep in touch, and have fun visiting this site.

 

All the best

Saviour

 

Me today, without the cute quiff.
Me today, without the cute quiff.