About me

I write books for children. I live in London with my husband, two sons and two cats.


This is me. Can you guess my favourite colour?
This is Book Cat Alan. He is looking pleased with himself because he has eaten a mouse. And he has kindly left half for me.
This is Book Cat Babs in action, helping me with my work. Her teeth and claws are ruthless editors. See how messy my handwriting is?

My favourite things include the colour yellow (did you guess?), cheesy puff crisps, the seaside on a cold day, reaching the top of a mountain, patting ponies, dark chocolate brownies, bedtime, bonfires, bluebell woods, crazy golf, fizzy cola bottles, stripy socks, sledging, reading aloud, roses, hot baths, feeding ducks, Scrabble, a good stick, mud pies, free wheeling on a bicycle and pudding.

I don’t like plummeting-type heights. Or candied peel.