"Chair of the Society of Authros in Scotland
Author of over 60 books for children of all ages from Picture books such as 'What Colour is Love?' (Bloomsbury) and the best-selling 'Hamish McHaggis' series (GWP) to edgy teenage novels- the award winning 'Spider', 'Dead Boy Talking' and Don't Judge Me (Strident Publishing). I have written books used in schools all over the world and also a writing handbook for adults 'Writing for Children' (A & C Black/Bloomsbury) for all new and aspiring writers which discusses different markets and different kinds of books for different ages. It includes a section on information for 'after you are published'. I travel widely as a guest speaker at festivals, also speaking to audiences in primary and secondary schools and universities about writing and as a creative writing tutor, working with university and adult creative writing groups.
Contribute to/write textbooks, Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings in schools, Make personal appearances, Give readings in schools, Give talks and readings to adults
Children's Literature, Literature - General & Various, Short Stories, Education - Children's, Education - General, Fiction, Folk/Fairy Tales/Mythology, Non-Fiction, Crime fiction, Fantasy, Creative writing resources - Primary, Storytelling, Children's Literature, Literature - General & Various, Short Stories, Education - Children's, Education - General, Fiction, Folk/Fairy Tales/Mythology, Non-Fic