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Being a Man Child

Roald Dahl was once asked how he was able to relate to seven year olds so well. He replied, “Because I am seven years old!” I love this answer, mainly because he was pushing seventy at the time. I’m not…

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Favourite Books!

Well howdy! And how are you all? Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Hmmm… well, it’s still January, at least. There are probably a few nutters who still have their giant inflatable Olafs-from-Frozen out on their front…

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Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve put anything out on my blog. I’ve been busy polishing up my new book, which will hopefully be out next year. I can’t say too much about it but it’s all about…

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Getting published

Hi all, I’ve just spent the weekend amongst aspiring writers at the Winchester Writers’ Festival. It was brilliant to see so many enthusiastic people who want to improve their writing and get it out there where people can read it….

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Hey Hey Hey

I hope you’re all well. Life’s been pretty hectic over the last few months. I’ve been zooming round to schools from Brighton up to Edinburgh. I always enjoy my time with the students: meeting them, making them pretend to be trees, getting…

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Upcoming events!

Hello there! Hope you’re all well. I’ve been working hard on a new story idea recently. I don’t want to say too much but it’s all about how certain cakes can ruin your life… It might be a long while…

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My Pants Shortlisted for an Award!!!

I had some pretty awesome news this week when Pants Are Everything was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. This is such a tremendous honour and I’m genuinely thankful to have been chosen. The winners are announced in December.

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Bath Festival

Hello there! What are you doing on Sunday? If you’re anywhere near Bath then don’t just sit about in your undies eating doughnuts all day. Come and see me and the wonderful Karen Saunders at the Mission Theatre! Hopefully see you there!  http://bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature/event/love-and-pants/

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Hello! I had a great day in Leeds last Thursday, when Socks Are Not Enough won the Leeds Book of the Year Award. Thanks to everyone who organised it and came along.

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