Deep water

Usborne £6.99 Book trailer Blurb from Good Reads: When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village’s dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she’s not who – or what – she thought she was. […]

Fuzzy mud

A taut, tense and thrilling read. Synopsis from the Bloomsbury Website: If you go down to the woods today … Well, every child knows NOT to, don’t they? Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. […]

The Bolds

Synopsis from the Andersen Press website Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they’re hyenas. Yes, that’s right – they’re covered in […]


Here’s my latest post for Middle Grade Strikes Back, please take a look! Happy summer holidays :)

Hi! Over the past two years I’ve spent oodles of time  trying to read as many new books as possible, and review my favourites, mainly  to help me remember the details! As a slushpile writer on a mission to Get Somewhere, I’ve been very conscious of what agents and publishers are currently looking for. I’ve […]

Dream snatcher

Here’s a review I wrote recently for take a look! Cover art by Thomas Flintham Trailer Here’s what Simon and Schuster’s website has to say: “Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare – the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. […]


Earlier on Twitter, I stumbled across this golden nugget of wisdom, so astutely observed by SF Said: “The truth about stories is that they’re made in the reader’s mind. The writer’s job is to get out of the way, and let that happen.” Although it seems an obvious enough tenet, I’m not sure I’ve ever […]


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