June 1, 2020

We had been planning to get a puppy from a very special breeder since December and we were so excited to hear the news that the puppies would be ready to bring home at the end of April. And then lockdown happened! Thankfully, our breeder had the authorisation to bring...

May 7, 2020

Merstham Library are correlating lots of fun ideas for kids doing home-schooling and so I thought I’d help out with some writing prompts for 7 to 9 year olds.

Here is a picture from one of my stories:

Can you write how Lucy the Lightning bug is scaring off the toad and h...

May 7, 2020

I was asked to answer some questions for the Merstham Library’s ‘Afternoon tea with’.

As a writer, what is your favourite childhood book?

Too many! The wonderful thing about being a parent is re-visiting your favourite books that you read as a child and also discovering...

April 3, 2020

Here is another story reading.  This time it's about a little worrisome hedgehog called Hector.  I'm sure Hector would be very happy right now with the lockdown situation. Hope everyone is managing their best at this very hard time. I've realised that I actually LOVE r...

March 30, 2020

Here are some more 'how to draw' and colouring in for you to download!  Just right click, download and print!

March 28, 2020

Jo reads one of her favourite stories about a rather shy snail on her first day at school!

March 22, 2020

Free downloads for homeschoolers!

March 20, 2020

Here is a reading of my story 'Lucy's light'.  This is for everyone who is in self-isolation or home schooling right now.  These are challenging times but I hope I can offer a little escape into a book for a few minutes.

Don't forget to spend some time today by swi...

March 18, 2020

What does love feel like? Like a box of butterflies! A story about emotions for ages 4 to 8 years

March 17, 2020

I have recently visited some primary schools where we read my book 'A Box of Butterflies' and then did some discussion about emotions and some artwork connected to it.  So I thought I would upload some worksheets for any parents or teachers who would like to use them a...