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Secrets of Valhalla – Spotted in the Wild.

  Look at what my lovely editor, Andrew Harwell, at Harper Collins spotted at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca! Secrets of Valhalla out in the wild and holding its own against some other lovely books perfect for middle grade readers. For more recommendations for books for this age group check out this blog post I…
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Diversity drive on track in children’s, but call for more BAME authors

From The Bookseller

This is an extract from an article by Charlotte Eyre in The Bookseller that I was asked to comment on. To read the full article visit The Bookseller website. Authors, agents and publishers have praised the increase in the number of books with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and mental health themes in 2015, but…
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Why Mythology Still Matters

World mythologies for children

Why do so many children’s authors focus on mythology in their books for young readers? What is the fascination with gods and goddesses and their interactions with mortals? In my new novel, Secrets of Valhalla, the main character Freddie Buzzard (Buzz) hasn’t got much time for mythology. To be honest, he thinks it’s a waste…
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Hot off the Press!

Secrets of Valhalla

It’s not every day that you find a famous weatherwoman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weatherwoman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun, and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that’s just what happens to new friends…
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Welcome Yamazing Racers!

Hello, and thanks for visiting my site! I’m so thrilled to be part of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read…
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Out now!

The Book of Wonders is published today

Hot off the press! I’m so excited to announce that the Book of Wonders is out TODAY. It’s published by HarperCollins in the US and available in bookshops all around the US. For UK fans, you can get your copy online. Click on the image to the left to read a full description of the…
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It smells like a book, it looks like a book …it’s my book!

Look what came in the post today! A shiny, finished copy of  The Book of Wonders. I’m not ashamed to say that I had a little tear in my eye. It was amazing to finally hold a finished copy in my hands. The end of a journey and the beginning of another one!

The Book of Wonders Prizes and Giveaways for Book Launch

To celebrate the launch of The Book of Wonders there will be prizes and giveaways over the next few weeks including my writing advice charm bracelet  over at Mundie Kids, and a signed first edition of The Book of Wonders on Hobbitsies right now.

The Book of Wonders Blog Tour begins. Click for Blog Tour Details

I’m delighted to say that my blog tour for The Book of Wonders starts today. It kicks off with Tara on Hobbitsies with a review of the novel and the premiere of my new book trailer – Welcome to Desolation Island. Do go over and have a look. Here is where else The Book of…
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Audio Clip of The Book of Wonders – Part One, Chapter One

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be a momentous year for me with the publication of The Book of Wonders. To celebrate here is a sneak peek or rather a sneak listen of the first chapter read by ME!!! Voice actor I’m not but enjoy! I will…
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