Could your school co-author a book with me?

After spending the last few years focusing on non-fiction and biographies, I’m pleased to report that my first picture book is due out at the end of January. The BEST World Book Week Ever is a story about a cheeky monkey called Danny who loves to read all kinds of books, comics, newspapers, you name it, he reads it! His jungle class are celebrating World Book Week in lots of amazing ways and as readers, we’re invited along for the ride.
During November, I’m planning on visiting a select number of schools and running workshops, we’ll work on the story, decide who Danny’s classmates should be and think about the pictures we want my fantastic illustrator to draw. The workshops will mainly suit Y5 and Y6 classes, but we’d start the day with a whole school assembly, and finish with the Y5 and Y6 children performing the story we’ve written together for the rest of the school (using my vast array of costumes and props). 
It’s a very unique project and I’m super excited about it. The book will be for sale everywhere, in bookshops in the UK, and across the world, and has the potential to do very well. If your school are involved, you’d be credited in the first few pages of the book, and I could pop over and we could do a signing together, either at the school, at a local bookshop or library (I’m happy to arrange nearer the time).
If you’re interested, please drop me an email and we can discuss dates and prices. My email address is

My first picture book

I am very, very excited to announce my first picture book is being published. I’m bursting with excitement in fact. I’m working with a fantastic illustrator called Scott, and hopefully I’ll be able to share a picture of the main character Danny next week. (I’ve named him after my brother Dan)…

‘The Best World Book Week Ever’ is out in January. It tells the tale of Danny, a cheeky monkey who loves to read all kinds of books, and is celebrating World Book Week with the rest of his jungle class. This story is perfect to read in the run up to your own World Book Week, or during the week itself. Danny’s story will encourage reluctant readers to try new books, and get everyone in your class/school excited about books and reading. It’s not available to pre-order yet, but when it is, you’ll be the first to know.

In other news, I’ve just got back from a lovely family holiday in Disneyland Paris. It was out-of-this-world incredible. I don’t know who enjoyed it more, me, my hubby or my girls!

I’ve been asked to be the patron of the charity Hand on Heart, what a great honour. Hand on Heart, help raise awareness and train teachers to save children’s lives with defibrillators in schools. If your school doesn’t have a defibrillator, get in touch with Hand on Heart and lets get one fitted ASAP.

I hope you’re excited by my news,