I am the author of over thirty children's books, most recently BLOOD MOON, my debut novel, a YA in verse about periods, sex and online shaming. BLOOD MOON was shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award in 2019, came highly commended in the United Agents/Bath Spa Prize in 2018 and will be published by Walker Books in the UK/AUS&NZ in July 2020, and in the US&CAN in September 2020. Find more about it here.
I have an MA in in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University, a BA (hons) in English and an MPhil in Children’s Literature. You can find links to my academic work and other articles here. I worked in children’s publishing for ten years before I became an author, and was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize, which celebrates the achievements of young women in publishing.
My published works for younger children include picture books, educational texts, phonics books and short stories. You can find out more about these titles here. My picture book, Back to School Tortoise, was shortlisted for three awards, including the CCBC Choice Award and was featured on CBeebies Book at Bedtime. I also write short stories and poetry. Some of them are here.
I regularly speak on the BBC about children’s books and current affairs, and visit schools to talk about poetry and writing. For more information on school visits, please contact me here.
Representation: Rachel Mann, Jo Unwin Literary Agency