Forthcoming Events


Make More Noise: Votes for Women WeekendMake-More-Noise-355610-3-456x701
3 & 4 February, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Museum of London

I’ll be celebrating new anthology Make More Noise as part of the Museum of London’s Votes for Women Weekend. Come along to find out about this collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK’s very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women. Create a suffragette badge, pose for an Edwardian style photo, and do some creative writing of your own.


Write & Shine: Creative Writing Workshopwrite-and-shine
22 February 2018, 9.15am for a 9.30am start
Mezzanine Cafe, Waterstones Piccadilly

I’ll be a guest tutor at this Write & Shine early morning creative writing workshop, taking place at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Find out more about Write & Shine’s programme of morning writing workshops.


BBSOE WhiteWorld Book Day: Biggest Book Show on Earth Tour
27 February 2018
The Marches School, Oswestry, in partnership with Booka Bookshop

I’m excited to be taking part in World Book Day’s the Biggest Book Show on Earth Tour! I’ll be at the Oswestry event on 27 February, along with a great line-up of authors and illustrators: Andy Griffiths, Olaf Falafel, Abi Elphinstone & Jennifer Bell, plus tour host Steven Butler. Children from local schools will be attending the event.
Find out more about World Book Day and the Biggest Book Show on Earth 2018 Tour


Me and Robin - Hay 2015FCBG Conference 2018
13-15 April 2018
Queenswood School, Hertfordshire

Details to come – but I’m delighted to be taking part in the 2018 FCBG Golden Anniversary Conference! I’ll be teaming up with my partner-in-crime Robin Stevens for the event.
Find out more and book tickets on the FCBG website.



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Autumn Photo Diary: Celebrating The Midnight Peacock

Photos and highlights from a busy autumn of events celebrating The Midnight Peacock


Adventures at Hay Festival Aarhus 2017

A very special trip to Denmark for the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival in Aarhus, with the Aarhus 39


The Painted Dragon on tour

From Birmingham to Dublin to Salford and more – I’ve been on the road for lots of events to celebrate The Painted Dragon!