Mad Scientists, a Flamingo, a hippo and a whole lot of fun.

As a newbie author, 2018 has been aย heart-racing, nail-biting, champagne popping, pinch-me sort of year. There have been new challenges, nerves, and plenty of excitement. But as one of my favourite characters, Matilda Wormwood, says:ย Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog!

On top of the ongoing support of my writing buddies, friends, family, agent and publisher – Iโ€™ve been so lucky to meet a whole bunch of amazing people. Readers, booksellers, illustrators, published authors, aspiring authors, teachers, librarians, and parents. People who genuinely care about children’s literature and want to share great books with young readers. They also love talking all things storytelling, and writing – my kind of people. A huge thank you to each and every one of you for celebrating with me and helping me get my books out into the world.
It’s been a cracker!

I can’t wait for another bookish year ahead : ) : )
Have a Merry Christmas and may your 2019 be filled with books, books, and more books.

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