• Writing METAWARS for
    Reluctant Readers

    I was a very reluctant reader as an adolescent, so I wrote METAWARS to 'read like a video game' - to be as compelling and cinematic as the best films and games and appeal to reluctant readers like I used to be.

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Celebrating Excellence

September 8, 2014
This weekend I attended the Moreton On Marsh Show, an annual agricultural fair in the gorgeous Cotswolds. It was my fifth time attending.  For anyone with young children (or an interest in rural life), it’s simply a grand day out.  But beyond the sheer entertainment value, it’s a vital aspect to our food supply, and a ...
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The Long Road

September 4, 2014
Tomorrow marks the end of a long road! It’s been over seven years to bring a book I love to the screen, but on September 6th (at 4 pm), Trucktown debuts on preschool channel Treehouse in Canada, and will soon be rolling out all over the world. At the Bologna Book Fair in 2007, I was shown the rough ...
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My First Edinburgh

August 26, 2014
Today I made the pilgrimage to the annual August mecca of literature, the Edinburgh Book Festival.  Today was a very special part of the festival, the Baillie Gifford Gala Day, when the kids take over! I arrived to sunny skies, which I was (contractually) assured was the norm for Scotland.   I made my way into the grounds, buzzing ...
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Getting my zombie on

July 29, 2014
Today I became a zombie. Well, technically I put on fake flesh wounds and grey make up and commuted (yes, via tube & train) to my first book tour event for ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie.’ Commuting in London rush hour this morning, I half expected a few people to at least blink, and even storm out ...
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Leavers’ Day

July 17, 2014
Today I had the honour and privilege of addressing the Year 6 class of Emmanuel Church of England primary school. I met these wonderful students earlier this year when I was on book tour for MetaWars.  I was thrilled to be invited to speak at their Leavers’ Service.  It was a real pleasure to address the students, ...
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