About me


P1040068_2What links the Titanic, meat-eating plants and the Tour de France cycle race? Me!

One of the fab things about writing for children is the chance to research and write about a fantastic range of subjects.

I’ve written more than 60 books on all sorts of things. Some were my own ideas (like the LifeCycles series that combines food chains and life science, which was so successful here it is now being published in the US) and others came through publishers who know I’m an excellent researcher and writer.

I also write fiction, and working with a class full of kids to make up a story is still one of my favourite things.  Sometimes the two genres blend together in narrative non-fiction books, which have long been a passion for me.

Writer, teacher and author visits

I was a journalist before working as a primary school teacher for 24 years. I  regularly visit schools on author visits. 

It’s been an interesting journey so far. If you are a reader, school or publisher, you could be in it next!