about me

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl

I’m a children's writer and librarian, with a degree in Zoology and an interest in folklore.

My first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2011, and my second, Potkin and Stubbs, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. My short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014.

Potkin and Stubbs is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019.

Writers who have inspired me include: Philip Reeve, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, and Dashiell Hammett. My favourite film is Ghostbusters.

I am represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, contact details are on the back page.




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