Friday 18 February 2011

QUARRY on the radio

I'm being interviewed by young10radio on Saturday about QUARRY, all the interviewers will be 15 and under...

Monday 14 February 2011

QUARRY review in The Guardian

:) :)

jus bought a copy of SPORTING GUN for research for my new book. I'm learning about sorting out the game cart, gun dogs, ferrets and pigeon decoys.

My chapter book 'The Hedgehog Mystery' for school reading series Big Cat is also now out. (8+)

Saturday 5 February 2011


Thank you everyone who turned out and supported this event. Had a great afternoon in the book shop, chatting, signing books and eating more beetles...

Friday 4 February 2011


We had a fantastic afternoon at Wiveliscombe library to launch QUARRY, with brilliant and inspiring questions from Kingsmead School students, a brownie mountain, a 'cockroach hunt' whereby the little 'uns hunted down chocolate cockroaches amongst the book shelves and a great turnout. Thanks to Jenny and Linda for their support. And to Charlotte, my PA for the day who did a great job selling oodles of books and to Dan who wowed the lovely library ladies with his baking... Great that we could have this event here!

Tomorrow I'm at Taunton Waterstone's from 2-4pm and am interviewed on bbc radio somerset at about 8.45 am.

And tomorrow is a national day of action to SAVE OUR FANTASTIC LIBRARIES!!!

Thursday 3 February 2011


QUARRY HAS ARRIVED... read it if you dare! A fantastic day today as I have also just heard that SPARKS has been shortlisted for the Rotherham Children's Book Award, The Bolton Children's Book Award and the Warwick Children's Book Award! yeeharr. Yesterday it was all dead chickens, fog and mouldy cheese, today it's like Christmas!

Launch events:

Friday 4th Feb: Exclusive QUARRY extract on approx 7.45am
Live Interview on 10 radio at approx 9am on breakfast show

3.30-4.45pm QUARRY event at Wiveliscombe Library

Saturday 5th Feb : Live Interview with BBC Radio Somerset
At approx 8.45 am

Waterstone's Taunton. QUARRY event 2-4pm. Signing, books and answering questions in the book shop... beware of the chocolate cockroaches...