A new addition to the family

Image of the book cover

One of the joys of being a writer is the ability to do some good with it. I spoke about this in a recent blog – how I’m writing bespoke charity books for children. The most recent of these commissions has just been published, so I thought I’d say a little about how it came […]

How do you take the thing you most love and use it to do good?

I love to write

I always have, ever since early childhood. It’s my hobby, my love, my purpose. It’s never been my career because there have been bills to pay and a family to support – you know how it goes – and I never quite had the courage to quit my job and starve […]

Working with an illustrator – part 2

This is part two of a two part blog on working with an illustrator. Last week I discussed finding the right artist and commissioning artwork. This week, I’m discussing the next steps in the process – from receiving the artwork to publication. At this point, you should have received sketches from your artists and perhaps […]

Working with an illustrator – part 1

This is part one of a two part blog – as I wrote it I realised that I was going on a bit, so part two will be published next week!

The first of my charity books was released last week. Jan the Dragon was commissioned in April and written for a German boy (called […]

Guest Blog – An illustrators view

To mark the publication of Jan the Dragon my first charity book, I’ve asked Marianna Mooney, who illustrated it for me to write the blog this week.

I’m writing this to you guys on the eve of Jan’s epic release! It has been a weird week of phones breaking, replacing—the internet going faulty […]