2 Days to go! – Read an extract here

Only two days now till My Brother’s Shadow will be in your hands, if you make your way to your local book shop or you’ve pre-ordered.

You want a preview you cry? An extract released early. Download one here courtesy of Reading Zone .com.

Or read a tiny bit of it below.



3 Days Till Publication

Only 3 days till My Brother’s Shadow is published on January 2nd. Many book sellers and reviewers will have got there hands on a copy weeks ago. They would also have received one of these limited edition seed packets. Why a packet of sunflower seeds you ask? What’s with the rule for life? Read the book and find out!


US Publication

US Publication

It is with utter delight that I tell you My Brother’s Shadow will be published in the US by Random House. Following the books release in the UK with Andersen Press on 2 January 2013, the book, in a slightly Americanized form, will make it’s way over the pond. US publication date is 9th September 2013.

They’ve Arrived

They've Arrived

You can get your hands on one of these bad boys in just two months. January 2nd is the date we’re waiting for. You can of course pre-order at a plethora of online retailers. Or wait an order it through your local book-shop. Either way don’t miss My Brother’s Shadow.

New Reviews of In Too Deep


I recently stumbled across a few new reviews of In Too Deep, my second book about Emmanuel and Prince that was published in January 2013. (When I say stumble, the services of Mr Google were employed).

INIS magazine, the children’s books of Ireland, made it an editor’s choice and kindly published this review by Debbie Thomas. Thank you Debbie.

It was reviewed in the last issue of the School Librarian Association magazine, which sadly you cannot access online.

This review was published in Carousel Magazine. Thanks Nigel Hinton.

Finally ReadPlus published this very kind review. Thank you Kylie Kempster.

Incredibly Beautiful New Front Cover


Here it is – the amazing, beautiful, delicate front cover to My Brother’s Shadow. I cannot get over quite how fabulous this is. I am so grateful to the team at Andersen for this stunning piece of work and in particular the incredibly talented, Kate Grove. Kate’s work will not just grace the front cover but also the interior of the book.

I have been reading through the proofs today, with the illustrations finished and set in place and every time I come to one of the whole page spreads, I just stop and stare. They are intricate and textured and beautiful. I can’t wait for you to see them.