Monday 19 October 2015

Carnegie Medal 2016

Very pleased that How To Speak Spook (And Stay Alive) has been nominated for the 2016 Carnegie Medal.

Here is the list of nominated titles...

AND just discovered Spook has been shortlisted for the 2016 Hounslow Junior Book Award.


Monday 13 July 2015

Thursday 7 May 2015


Today, as well as the rather less pressing matter of a general election, is the official publication day of my new book for 8 - 12 year old readers. 'HOW TO SPEAK SPOOK (AND STAY ALIVE)'
Donald, eleven, might find school difficult, (he last got an achievement certificate 5 years ago... for putting his shoes on fairly quickly) but there is something he is very good at...
Talking to ghosts... it's a good job as his dad has been dead for 8 years but is STILL HERE.
Donald, his un-best friend Merry and the crazy Danny Olini track down the source of a ferocious force that is ravaging the Jurassic coast. But who is hunting who?
'HOW TO SPEAK SPOOK'  has bad jokes, foul tempered spirits, singing ghosts, deadly action, foolish vicars and a very short-sighted mother.
I hope you like it!
No, actually I hope you LOVE it!


You can buy it here! (Amazon can't meet the demand today  :) )

Wednesday 7 January 2015

How To Speak Spook (And Stay Alive)

Here is the cover of my new book.
 Crazy! I love it. It will be published in April.