I was very fortunate to attend an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year that focussed entirely on dyslexia and the world young readers live in – ‘Breaking Down Barriers to Books and Reading’. Mairi Kidd (MD of Barrington Stoke) and Lucy Juckes (literary agent for Jenny Brown… more

I’m just back from a picture book retreat organised through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Here are my thoughts on the experiences I had and the inspirational people I met while I was there. It isn’t perfect but it makes me smile as I remember the… more

I am currently working on a rhyming picture book. It has been through a very thorough editing process involving copious cups of tea and custard creams. I thought I was very happy with it until I took it along to meet other people, also known as the SCBWI – British… more