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, […]
January 17, 2014

IRONHEART launch party!

16th January saw the official launch party for IRONHEART at Waterstones in Islington. Wonderful to have so many of my friends there to support me – thanks to everyone who came along
January 2, 2014

IRONHEART – a Siberian adventure!

IRONHEART was finally published today. It is a hugely exciting time for me; I am very proud of the finished book and extremely grateful to everyone at Macmillan who worked really hard to make it look so fabulous. So now […]
December 31, 2013

At the Edge of the World!

Less than two days to go until IRONHEART is published and I am like a small child that has had too much espresso. Here’s me at the Edge of the World bookshop in Penzance signing their stock in readiness – […]
December 10, 2013

Back from the printers!

It was great to be at Macmillan’s offices last week on the day that IRONHEART arrived back from the printers. Wonderful to actually hold this thing that I have lived with for the last three years – can’t wait for […]
December 9, 2013

How big would an asteroid have to be to cause a mass extinction?

The Chicxulub crater was caused by an asteroid hitting the earth approximately 65 million years ago. It was large enough to send a superheated cloud of gas and dust high into the Earth’s atmosphere and create worldwide Tsunami and earthquakes. […]
October 20, 2013

How vulnerable is the Earth to asteroid strikes?

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in February was a reminder about of how suddenly asteroids can strike and how deadly they can be. It was also the third major meteor strike in Russia in just over a century. This […]