First Drafts

  Well hello there! I hope you’re well. And may I say a Happy New Year? It’s still just about January…   I’ve been smashing my great big flabby fingers against my keyboard for the past few weeks, getting to…

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I’ve been a teacher since 2003 and I still work part time in a primary school. Since I started writing, colleagues have often asked if I’m hoping to jack in the teaching and write full-time one day. They’re usually faintly…

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Me Love The Cake!

I used to be obsessed with biscuits. But now I’ve hit 36 I’ve moved on. Grown up. I’m a changed man. I’ve refined and revolutionised my diet. Yep. I’m onto cakes now. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a…

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Jam Doughnut Shortlisted for Award!

I’m thoroughly chuffed that The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life has been shortlisted for the brilliantly-named Worcestershire’s Awesomest Book Award. It’s so lovely to be recognised like this. When you sit on your own in a shed all day…

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New Book Out Now!!!!!

So my new book, The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life, was released recently. It’s all about, well, this jam doughnut that ruins someone’s life. It’s not such a clever title but it’s really good fun, I promise. Anyway, it’s…

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To Stress Or Not To Stress?

Most people think that writing kids’ books is an idyllic pastime, carried out by lazy, scruffy, procrastinating wasters like me. To a certain extent they’re right and it’s brilliant fun when it’s all going well. My four year-old recently asked,…

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Lesson Plans and Resources

I’ve recently produced some lesson plans and resources relating to Socks Are Not Enough and Pants Are Everything. They’re for a range of fun, creative lessons based on the texts, and include things like court-room drama lessons, agony aunt/uncle letters and…

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Children's Author | School Visits | Educational Visits

School Visits

Hi there, I’m available for school visits, INSET days, university lectures and loads more. Either contact me directly at or on the relevant page on this website, or (if you’d like some help in getting the most out of…

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