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Fabulous News!

This story starts out with a routine eyesight check up at my opticians in Norwich. I simply expected to get my eyes checked, maybe choose new spectacles and get a new case for my glasses etc. but what unfolded was much more exciting. During a general chit-chat, catch-up post COVID 19 conversation with my optician, […]

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Primadonna Festival

Primadonna festival logo.

This weekend I am excited to be taking part at the Primadonna Festival – Saturday31st August 2019 – talking about my work as a children’s author/illustrator and indie publisher.

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Lettice Rabbit at The Café de Paris London!

Book cover of Lettice Ballet Practice.

There is an exciting event coming up for me, Lettice and the very talented people at Kingfisher Press. It’s all happening at the Café de Paris, London on November 13th 2018. The reason is that my book, ‘Lettice Ballet Practice’ has been shortlisted for a Print Solutions Award! Nina at Kingfisher entered the competition in the […]

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Progressive Preschool Awards Winner

Arty Mouse and friends

The Progressive Preschool Awards ceremony was held at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London on November 12th 2015. Simon Couchman, creative director at TopThat Publishing and I attended this super event and I’m thrilled to say Arty Mouse – Creative Series won the prize for the publishing category. It is an honour to win this prize […]

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Draw: Roo the Dinosaur!

Step-by-step instructions to draw a baby dinosaur

For anyone who would like to find out about how to draw Roo, a little dinosaur character we meet for the first time in the picture book story ‘Roo The Roaring Dinosaur’ – written by David Bedford, the Guardian online has featured a sequence of my illustrated instructions.  Have a go… drawwwwww!

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Dulcie’s Dolls

Dulcie's Dolls

Dulcie sent me this photograph of some of her creations. Here we can see three wonderful hand-made cloth dolls. Dulcie has styled them all with great attention to detail. I love the multi-coloured wools that she has used for the mermaids’ hair. From left to right we have: Cascada, Lottie and Tallulah – I think they […]

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Guest blog at the Picture Book Den

The Picture Book Den banner

Recently, I was invited to be a guest author/illustrator on The Picture Book Den – a blog site created by a group of professional, UK based, children’s authors. Here you can read my blog post all about the books I read and loved as a child and how much they continue to influence my work […]

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All you need to know about Lettice Rabbit

Lettice Rabbit

Who is Lettice Rabbit? Lettice is a little rabbit who has appeared in ten picture books so far. She is an independent, ambitious little rabbit and overcomes many setbacks to realise her dreams. She lives in a burrow deep in the country with her Mum, Dad and numerous brothers and sisters and in many ways […]

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