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My 100th book, the middle grade novel, Clownfish, was published by Walker Books in November 2018.  It’s been called “a gem” by The Daily Telegraph.

The wonderful Tiny Owl Published my picture book Quill Soup (illustrated by the South African artist Dale Blankenaar) in June. It was marked out as “one to watch out for” by The Sunday Times.

I’m currently running a British Arts Council funded project on the link between oral and written storytelling in South Africa. My dream is to produce an anthology of stories in all eleven official languages!

My next picture book course for Penguin Random House on 19/20 July is sold out. The one after is on 11 and 12 October (

I took part in a panel event on writing about challenging issues at The Brighton Festival on Sunday 19 May. I’ll also be at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August talking about Clownfish and Quill Soup.