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On Monday evening I was luck enough to be in the audience listening to Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston talk about their journey in creating 'A Child of Books' (Walker Books). This book is really a hymn to the power and joy of stories (especially in books). I had bought it previously and I must confess, [...]

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Last weekend I was in Plymouth for a long anticipated (by me anyway!) event at Waterstones, Drakes Circus. I love doing book shop events because I get to spend the whole day surrounded by books and people who love them. It's always fun to meet new people and if nobody comes then I get to [...]

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You're never too old for a bedtime story! Recently we were invited to lend support to the Book Trust #TimeToRead campaign. We've always read with our daughter, A, who is now 11. Although A is well able to read by herself, we all enjoy investing a bit of time reading aloud together. Hubby Dave often leaves [...]

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Back in November I was invited to do a guest blog for the Wildlife Trusts as part of their #EveryChildWild campaign. It was the perfect opportunity to combine my enthusiasms for the outdoors, writing and behaviour change! You can read my full guest blog here.

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At the beginning of July I was really excited to take part in my very first festival! I've never done the whole music festival thing and I have certainly never been invited to a literary festival before. So it was doubly exciting to be invited to contribute to schoolsfest in Cheshire by @Nantwichbooks. If you [...]

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