Welcome to my website. Here you can find out about me, my books, my poems... and what Fletcher has been up to since his last book in some pages from his diary. I hope you enjoy the site!
**Online storytime permission requests** It's fantastic educators are sharing stories with their students online during the COVID-19 outbreak. Publishers are granting temporary permission for this: for the Fletcher books in the US and Canada, see HarperCollins information here; for Sweet Dreaming, see Sourcebooks information here; and for Fred and the Little Egg and Rosie's Special Surprise see Little Tiger information here.
Super-excited that the best-selling Fletcher and the Four Seasons books, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke, are being re-published in the UK by Graffeg Books. Fletcher and the Springtime Blossom and Fletcher and the Summer Show are available now, and here's a link to Graffeg's happy, bouncy little book trailer. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas will be published in October.
One Week of Puzzle Poems, the ninth book in my One Week of Poems series of mini eBooks, is out now - perfect for a quick poetry fix. The books in the series are:
One Week of Christmas Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Dinosaur Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Nature Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Space Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Football Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Spooky Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Seaside Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Pirate Poems (Amazon UK / US)
One Week of Puzzle Poems (Amazon UK / US).
The first six books are also brought together in the One Week of Poems Omnibus (Amazon UK / US).
I'm loving working with Working Partners on Mio and the Mermaids, a chapter book series for the Japanese market illustrated by TaniTomo. Book 6 was published in December 2019, Book 7 will be out in June 2020 and I have just finished writing Book 8.
My picture book Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicole Wong and published by Sourcebooks, is out now. Kirkus Review wrote, "this tender nighttime story will safely soothe readers to dreamy bliss." See the full review here.