I attend a special concert, and am streamed live across Cambridgeshire!

Last week was another exciting one (this one is due to be VERY BORING, phew!) and the excitement kicked off on Tuesday when I attended a concert at my patron of reading school, Didcot Girls’, because the Y8 choir was performing my brand new song Happy Face, written specially for my new book Jelly. The … More I attend a special concert, and am streamed live across Cambridgeshire!

A Library of Lemons wins the Oxfordshire Book Award!

I’m really, really thrilled to announce that A LIBRARY OF LEMONS has won the secondary category in the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2017! Huge thanks to the children of the participating schools – you rock! The OBA is my favourite award because it’s right on my doorstep and I grew up here. Two years ago I … More A Library of Lemons wins the Oxfordshire Book Award!

Launching the Berkshire Book Awards shortlist

Oh, yesterday was so much fun! I’d been invited to be the guest speaker for the¬†Berkshire Book Awards, who were announcing their shortlist after several months of voting on the fifteen-strong longlist. The BBAs are unusual in that all the books on the list are nominated¬†by children. Something like 90 schools are involved (imagine the … More Launching the Berkshire Book Awards shortlist