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About me

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About ME

I’ve always loved stories. As a child, I devoured Gillian Cross’ The Demon Headmaster series, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch and Joan Aiken’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Even after I grew up I still secretly loved reading children’s books, so one day, when my baby son was sleeping, I decided to try and write one. After lots of attempts (and lots of failures), my first picture book Yuck said the Yak was published. I loved writing it and went on to write more and more.

My picture books have since been short-listed for the Dundee Picture Book Award, chosen by BookTrust as part of their Bookstart Corner programme and selected by The Reading Agency for the Summer Reading Challenge.

I also write fiction for older children and I graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People.

I love ravens, running, baking cakes, horse riding, forests, horse riding in forests, custard creams, huge mugs of milky tea, making up silly songs, getting lost on purpose and watching thunderstorms.

I live just outside Paris in France with my husband, two boys and a garden full of noisy toads.