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Winter Magic

Posted on April 18, 2016, tagged as Winter Magic, news

This November will see my first publication in hardback (in the UK), with Winter Magic, an anthology of gorgeous wintery tales by a wonderful selection of children’s writers. I’m more than a little star-struck to be in the company of classic authors su …

The Other Alice

Posted on April 7, 2016, tagged as The other Alice, blurb, cover copy, news

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover copy (or blurb) for my sixth novel, The Other Alice, which publishes in the UK on July 28th. The cover is still in progress, but I hope to be able to share that with you very soon. In the meantime, here, in a nutshell, …

A Day in the Life of Turpin

Posted on February 17, 2016, tagged as Extras, Fun Stuff, One Wish, Turpin

The U.S. edition of One Wish hits the book shelves next month, almost two years since the U.K. release. In my next few blogs I’ll be bringing you some background info about the book, as well as some fun content to introduce you to the characters. If yo …

How I Write

Posted on January 21, 2016, tagged as Process, Writing

Happy 2016! I felt my first post of the year should be writing related, seeing as so many of my readers ask advice on their own work. I can’t say these tips will work for everyone, but these are some of the things that work for me.   Magpie nest A …

The End: Tips to Get Your Manuscript Over the Finish Line

Posted on December 14, 2015, tagged as Process, Writing

They’re two such little words, but every writer gives a huge sigh of relief to write them: The End.   I seem to be in the minority among the authors I know. Most writers talk of their enjoyment of crafting a story, and their dislike of the editing …


Posted on July 24, 2015, tagged as Writing, getting published, rejection

It’s been a while since my last blog, due to a tight deadline with limited time to write thanks to the lovely little toddler in my life. However, I’ve come up with an idea for something relatively quick and to the point which is hopefully informative ( …

ONE WISH ~ US Cover Reveal & Competition

Posted on March 24, 2015, tagged as Little Brown & Company, One Wish, competitions

I’m very excited and proud to unveil the cover art for the US edition of One Wish, which will be published by Little, Brown & Company in hardback in March 2016. I think it’s stunning! I also received advanced reading copies (ARCS) this week. For th …

Behind the Scenes

Posted on January 20, 2015, tagged as SPOILERS, Thirteen Treasures, Writing

People often ask me which of the books I’ve written is my favourite. This is a fairly difficult question to answer, because each story is important to me and it feels somehow disloyal to pick one over the others. What I do say is that Thirteen Treasure …

On Books and Babies

Posted on January 5, 2015, tagged as Annabel Pitcher, Babies, Cats, Parenting, Writing

Last year I attended the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize event in London. Before the winners were announced, the previous year’s winner, Annabel Pitcher, spoke about her experience of the prize and gave an insight into her novel, Ketchup Clouds, on …

New Beginnings

Posted on October 1, 2014, tagged as competitions, news

Welcome to my new-look website which, as many of you will know, I’ve been promising for sometime now. It’s been awhile since I updated with any news, for various reasons (one in particular, but I’ll get to that) . . .   There have been some changes aro …