Inspiration and Aspiration 2014

Yellow Rabbit ACORN webHappy Second Half of January! By now we’ve all had plenty of time to assess 2013 and make wishes for 2014. Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about.

Top creative experiences in 2013:

Launching two new books for children and young people. In May […]

By |January 17th, 2014|About My Books, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on Inspiration and Aspiration 2014

My new websites!

It’s official! I have two new websites that are linked under one umbrella – or should I say tree? It’s taken months to get all the materials together for my new author site and to update my illustrator site, but I think it was well worth the effort.

It’s wonderful to have the sites ready in […]

By |April 19th, 2013|About My Books, News|Comments Off on My new websites!

THE SHADOW LANTERN Available to Pre-order!

untitledUK readers, it’s only a matter of weeks until The Shadow Lantern is published by Templar Publishing! You can now pre-order the final book in the Blackhope Enigma trilogy online. I’ve made it easier for you by including some links here.

By |March 14th, 2013|About My Books, News|1 Comment

THE SHADOW LANTERN cover reveal!

I’m pleased to announce that ace book blogger Serendipity Reviews is the first to reveal The Shadow Lantern‘s cover here. Once again, I’m thrilled with the fine work Tom Sanderson of The Parish has done with the design. I couldn’t have asked for more appropriate and classy covers for all three books!

By |February 20th, 2013|About My Books, News|Comments Off on THE SHADOW LANTERN cover reveal!

The Trilogy Is Finished!

sl_proofIt’s been a week since I said goodbye to The Shadow Lantern and wished it well on its journey to the printer. The next time I see it, the pile of papers that made up the proof copy will have been transformed into a bound book […]

By |February 16th, 2013|About My Books, My Current Projects, News, Writing|Comments Off on The Trilogy Is Finished!

Special Places: Pasila Library, Helsinki

I was given a lovely tour of Pasila Library last week (which has this stunning water feature). It’s Helsinki’s main library with almost 200,000 items, including materials in over 100 languages which can be sent all over Finland to other communities. Pasila Library does a particularly good job of supporting immigrants who are learning […]

By |April 10th, 2012|Inspirations|Comments Off on Special Places: Pasila Library, Helsinki

What I’m Working on Now #6

It’s been October 2011 on this blog for far too long. Yes, it’s already five months since I posted after The Crimson Shard launch. Those months have been a whirlwind of travel, book promotion and planning the next project.

I’ve been from Bangkok to Boston and some other lovely places in between. I toured around West […]

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WASPS Artists Open Studios Weekend 2011…

…and the launch of THE CRIMSON SHARD!

Next weekend’s Artists Open Studios event coincides with the publication of my second illustrated historical fantasy novel for age 9+, The Crimson Shard, published by Templar Books. I’ll be opening my studio and displaying original paintings, drawings and limited edition prints, but I’ll also be taking time out […]

By |September 26th, 2011|About My Books, Events|Comments Off on WASPS Artists Open Studios Weekend 2011…

The Blackhope Enigma news!

It’s out on July 1 in the UK and ready for pre-order now.

Could I ask for a more classy cover on my first children’s novel? I think not!
Tom Sanderson from The Parish studio designed it, and I am delighted that he included my pen and ink labyrinth drawing behind the title.

The […]

By |March 19th, 2010|About My Books, Books and Publishing|Comments Off on The Blackhope Enigma news!

Bowled over!

Your support has amazed me.

I have had so many emails from all over the world about The Blackhope Enigma! I am thrilled at people’s enthusiasm and interest.

Here’s a further article from today’s Bookseller…and thanks to Maggi and Rachel for alerting me to […]

By |March 8th, 2010|About My Books, Books and Publishing|Comments Off on Bowled over!