May 4, 2016

There may be dinosaurs!

In 1908 the adventurer, explorer, cartographer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasional spy, Perceval Harrison Fawcett, visited the great sandstone plateaus of the Franco Ricardo hills in Bolivia.  Of the plateaux he wrote, ‘they stood like a lost […]
September 6, 2015

UKMG Extravaganza!

I am like the proverbial two tailed canine at the prospect of being at the UK Extravaganza – 17th October at Nottingham Central Library.  Do come!  Lots of multi-talented world-famous MG writers…AND ME!
April 4, 2015

Radio stars!

Last week saw the hyper-talented Rachel Kellehar and me celebrate International Children’s Book Day by going to Share Radio.  We talked at length about Children’s Literature, the state of the market, what publishers look for in new work and how […]
February 10, 2015

Ironheart is shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award!

So delighted to learn that Ironheart has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award (Longer Novel Category) – thanks so much and best of luck to all shortlisted authors
November 21, 2014

BLOODSTONE Cover reveal

November 21, 2014

Bloodstone cover reveal

Very excited to receive the final artwork this week for the cover of Bloodstone. A Fantastic job by Jeremy Reston! (Bloodstone is published on 1st January 2015 by Macmillan)
June 14, 2014

IRONHEART in top 5 children’s books for 2014

Hugely exciting that Charlotte Eyre from the Bookseller has included IRONHEART in her top 5 children’s books from 2014. In such great company too! Thank you Charlotte.
June 12, 2014

Researching children’s writing – Part 1 – Going places

It was while I was packing my bag for Antarctica that my son gave me his carefully considered assessment of my research habits. ‘Dad, isn’t it true that you’re just writing books about the places you want to go and […]
February 24, 2014

“More gripping and engaging than anything that needs a charger”

IRONHEART receives a four star review in the Sunday Express
February 24, 2014

IRONHEART receives 5 star review from the Daily Express

February 4, 2014

At last, girls are at the centre of the action in books and films

Amanda Craig interviews Allan Boroughs in The Telegraph newspaper on 1st Feb 2014. Female characters in adventure stories like The Hunger Games no longer obey the sexist stereotype. The heroine is central, and her 'quest’ is not to find love, but to save the world
January 20, 2014

Reviewers, get your copy of IRONHEART here

Are you a reviewer, book blogger or someone who recommends books to others either on-line or in print? If so, and you would you like to obtain a free copy of IRONHEART in exchange for an honest and fair review, […]