Forthcoming Events

raymieWaterstones Kensington
Meet Lauren Child & Kate diCamillo

I’m very excited to be chairing this special event with two children’s book superstars – UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and American author Kate DiCamillo, a previous US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Get Creative!

Fire up your imagination with me, Jonathan Stroud, Christopher Edge and Lizzy Stewart. This creative madcap event for the whole family will discuss all aspects of creativity – and we’ll be proving our skills live on stage too!

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Mermaids and Dragons, Pirates and Witches

I’ll be interviewing two fantastic authors for this event – Sibéal Pounder (Witch Snitch) and Claire Fayer (The Accidental Pirates). Join us as we discuss the fun they have creating their characters and plotting riotously funny and zany adventures!


aarhusInternational Children’s Literature Hay Festival Aarhus 2017
About my Story: Books, Fireplaces and Curious Doors: Stories as Gateways to Other Dimensions
Thursday 26 October 9.30am

I’ll be joined by two other writers from the anthology Quest, Ævar Þór Benediktsson and Maria Turtschaninoff  to talk to to Manu Sareen about our tales and discuss the central themes. In English and Danish.

Find out more

Find a full list of my previous events here.

Want to invite me to visit your school, library or festival? Contact me here!


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!


Celebrating The Painted Dragon

An evening to celebrate the launch of The Painted Dragon at High Street Kensington Waterstones


Looking back on 2016

Looking back on a very busy and exciting 2016!