Playing with Faeries

I spent today with friends, a bunch of very cute sheep and bunnies – and had a lovely time buying craft supplies! Now, as fun as it sounds (and it was), there was a writing-related-reason for my visit to Woolfest in Cumbria. Apart from writing books for children and their grown ups, I write craft books.…

Something monstrous this way comes!

Mel Foster is an ordinary Victorian orphan who just happens to live with monsters. That was the concept that kicked off the process that has resulted in my new book, out in July: Mel Foster and the Demon Butler. It’s a Victorian fantasy romp through a London peopled by weird and wonderful creatures. I remembered loving James…

Watch Newsround today!

Don’t forget to tune in to Newsround at 4.20pm on CBBC today! Our very own GHBer Mina May will be talking about her amazing professional illustration career, which started at the age of 11! If you’re not near a TV then but you’d like to see Mina being awesome, you should be able to see…

My Summer Reading Pile

Summer Reading

I’m off on my summer holidays soon and I can’t wait to get stuck into the pile of books I’ve amassed to read. I’m going to West Cork (a bit like Cornwall but wilder) and the weather is made for reading as it’s not always sunny. I don’t mind a bit of rain as long…