Hello! I’m a children’s writer. My books have won some awards, including the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, and my debut novel WILD BOY was named one of the five best of the year in the prestigious Branford Boase Award. I’ve also written adventure books, picture books, fairy tales, books about history and books with flaps. Lots of flaps.
My new book – ME, MY BROTHER AND THE MONSTER MELTDOWN – is out now. It celebrates the power of children’s imaginations and their strength in adversity and adventure…and a monster apocalypse.
Before becoming an author I was a historian, so most of my books are set in the past, or about the past. WILD BOY is ideal for class topics on the Victorian world, and JAKE ATLAS is perfect for anyone interested in the ancient world. They’re also great stories!
Have a look around my site. You’ll find stuff about me, my books, and my events at schools and festivals. If you want to get in touch about anything just click this.
'A pacy, atmospheric and thrilling adventure.'
'The story takes off like a rocket.'
'Wild Boy’s life will mesmerise boys in particular. It investigates what makes us human with wit and style.'
'A riveting five star read…Wild Boy is really something quite unique.'
'I just couldn't put it down.'