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Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour

My talented friend and former art school classmate, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, invited me to share a bit about my writing and illustrating process as part of the ‘Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour’ (thanks, Maryann!). We are also part of a vibrant online community of children’s book illustrators and I’ve been in awe […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00June 30th, 2014|About My Books, Illustration, My Current Projects, News, Writing|Comments Off on Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour

Maze and labyrinth hunting!

If you know my stories in the Blackhope Enigma trilogy, you know that I have a thing about mazes and labyrinths.


Because I live in England, there are plenty of ancient and new ones to visit. I like to hunt them down, walk them, figure them […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00May 7th, 2014|Inspirations|Comments Off on Maze and labyrinth hunting!

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 |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00January 17th, 2014|About My Books, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on Inspiration and Aspiration 2014

Open Studios 2013 at East Street Arts

IMG_0600I had all my creative hats on during a variety of ESA Open Studios events over the past four days: artist, illustrator, writer, workshop leader and even ‘advisor’. It all kicked off on Thursday night with the launch party for ‘Cache’, a small exhibition […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00October 21st, 2013|Events, News|Comments Off on Open Studios 2013 at East Street Arts

Revisiting FLY HIGH! The Story of Bessie Coleman

fly-high-coverI spent yesterday introducing three groups of Edinburgh schoolchildren to the wonderful role model, Bessie Coleman, whose story I illustrated years ago. Since I began writing and illustrating my own books, I have spoken less about the picture books I illustrated, so I was really pleased […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00October 10th, 2013|About My Books, Events|Comments Off on Revisiting FLY HIGH! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Excess Baggage

Jill Maden (Photo by Teresa Flavin) Jill Maden (Photo by Teresa Flavin)

A rollicking ride around Australia with motorcyclist Jill Maden.

I’ll remember the summer of 2013 as one of the more hectic in my adult life. Not only have I been busy talking about my new book, […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00September 27th, 2013|Books and Publishing, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on Excess Baggage

A rather momentous change.

IMG_0026I’m writing this from my new studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Yes, Leeds! After many happy years in Scotland, we took the plunge and moved the whole kit and caboodle to lovely Yorkshire, including all these fabulous stones and shells I’ve collected in my travels. It […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:02+00:00August 8th, 2013|News|Comments Off on A rather momentous change.
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