Writer, blogger, workshop facilitator.
I have written scores of children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends, Blue Peter Book Club choice How to Get What You Want, by Peony Pinker and Red House Children's Book Awards Highly Recommended Car-mad Jack.
I've been teaching creative writing for over ten years, both independently and for organisations including The Arvon Foundation, The Society of Authors, The Scattered Authors, Bridging Arts and The Writing Retreat. I've also written several books on the subject, including one for children, How to be a Brilliant Writer and three for adults:
Writing in the House of Dreams: Unlock the Power of Your Unconscious Mind
Happy Writing: Beat Your Blocks, Be Published and Find Your Flow
Free-Range Writing: 75 Forays For Your Wild Writer's Soul
I've also written articles for many major magazines including Junior Education, Children and Young People Now, Writing Magazine, Writers' Forum, Mslexia and The Author, as well as an apple app, Get Writing!
Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings in schools, Write for magazines/newspapers, Give talks and readings to adults, Gives workshops, Make personal appearances, Give readings in schools
Children's Literature, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mind, body and spirit, Creative writing resources - Primary, Education - Children's, Folk/Fairy Tales/Mythology, Memoirs, Self-Help, Children's Literature, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mind, body and spirit, Creative writing resources - Primary, Education - Children's, Folk/Fairy Tales/Mythology, Memoirs, Self-Help