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Fantastic Book Award

Fantastic Book Award

Wolfie has won a Fantastic Book Award, 2014! The Award is voted for by children from schools across Lancashire. I was delighted to get the chance to meet many of them when I went to the Award Celebration – many thanks

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Wild Thing (and Hound Dog) Launched at Edinburgh


  Wild Thing Gets A Dog went public at the Edinburgh International Book Fair at it’s annual Schools Gala Day.  I was talking to a marquee full of school children and their teachers, all six hundred of them (that’s children,

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Video Interview


Here’s a little interview clip of Rocky the dog and me talking about Wild Thing.  We also tell you a bit more about  Wolfie, too.

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Some times a girl’s best friend is…A WOLF. Lucie has always longed for a dog. But not one this big. Or with such sharp teeth. Or with such a hungry look in its eyes… Lucie realises that her new pet

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Wolfie Launched


The official Wolfie launch took place at Leeds, Waterstones, with lots of little wolves roaming the aisles and feasting on a special Wolfie cake and wolf-shaped gingerbreads! They also took part in a “Guess how many burgers an adult wolf

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Top Ten Books About Wolves


From the Big Bad Wolf of fairy tales, to Jack London’s wilderness stories and Michelle Paver’s Ancient Darkness – read my picks for The Guardian and see if you agree. And here is an article for Booktrust all about the

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Wolfie Events


My first Wolfie event took place at the fabulous Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, when I introduced Lucie and Wolfie to an audience of 150 school children. Read more here My most recent school events have been at Wakefield

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Oh No! Watch Out!


Somebody has been eating my books. Knocking over my laptop. Chewing my manuscripts. Chewing my computer cable. Tripping me up when I set out on school visits. Barking when I am supposed to be writing. Who is this dangerous creature?

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A few updates


Here is the cover for How (Not) to Make Bad Children Good. Ever since Martha bit Father Christmas when she was only six months old, she has been the despair of everyone that knows her. Then Guardian Agent Fred arrives

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Media Star


Since the release of How (Not) To Make Bad Children Good I have been pursued night and day by the paparazzi. Well, err, not really. But here is a video interview from the Wigtown Festival. and here is a radio

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