World Book Day 2015

March 4th, 2015|

My scrumptious thank you gift from the pupils! This is one of the biggest weeks in the UK school calendar! Tomorrow, March 5, [...]

January Inspiration!

January 28th, 2015|

This month has been excellent for art and writing inspiration. I kicked it off a couple of weeks ago when I spent a week at [...]

Art Exhibition at Fountains Hall

October 8th, 2014|

A few months ago I joined forces with four fellow artists to explore the idea of making new artwork in response to historic locations around [...]


August 21st, 2014|

Last week I had a busy and fabulous week touring around Scotland, culminating in the launch of my new teen book, Jet Black Heart, from [...]

Maze and labyrinth hunting!

May 7th, 2014|

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 [...]

Excess Baggage

September 27th, 2013|

Jill Maden (Photo by Teresa Flavin) A rollicking ride around Australia with motorcyclist Jill Maden. I'll remember the summer of 2013 as one [...]

A rather momentous change.

August 8th, 2013|

I'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 [...]

At the End of a Busy Spring

June 18th, 2013|

My silhouette along with that of a raven, my character Fausto Corvo's symbol. Photo by M Barbour. Was it only seven weeks ago [...]