Welcome to my website.
Here you can find out about me, my books, my poems... and what Ferdie/Fletcher has been up to since his last book in some pages from his diary. I hope you enjoy the site!
My new picture book Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicole Wong, will be published by Sourcebooks on 2nd October 2018. It is available for pre-order from retailers including Amazon (Amazon UK / Amazon US), Barnes & Noble, and Waterstones. Kirkus Review wrote, "A familiar take on the bedtime struggle, this tender nighttime story will safely soothe readers to dreamy bliss." See the full review here.
Seven titles are now available in my One Week of Poems series of eBooks, perfect for a quick poetry fix. The first six books in the series are also brought together in the One Week of Poems Omnibus (Amazon UK / Amazon US).
The books in the series are:
One Week of Christmas Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Dinosaur Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Garden Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Space Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Football Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Spooky Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
One Week of Seaside Poems (Amazon UK / Amazon US)
I'm loving working with Working Partners on Mio and the Mermaids, a chapter book series for the Japanese market. Book 3 was published in June 2018, Book 4 will be published in December 2018 and I am looking forward to writing books 5 and 6.
My poem Mix-up at the Zoo will be in a Bloomsbury anthology due out in February 2019, and my poem Good Moon, Bad Moon will be in an Otter-Barry Books anthology to be published in June 2019.
If aliens should come to tea,
You need to treat them formally,
Give every tentacle a shake,
And offer each a slice of cake.
An alien with many heads
Needs many cakes to keep it fed,
While some will gobble cake and plate,
And, sadly, some regurgitate...