I am an author writing for children and young people and offer workshops, readings and talks across the age range. I write poetry, educational books for schools, study guides, picture books and stories and plays.
I read in schools, bookshops, libraries and offer workshops.
Several of my books have received good reviews in the TES and one series 'Specials' was shortlisted for the ERA. See other information below.
My poems are published in many anthologies, such as:
'Green Glass Beads' a collection of poetry by Jacqueline Wilson published by Macmillan
'Wild!' chosen by James Carter and Graham Denton (Macmillan)
'Read Me' chosen by Gaby Morgan (Macmillan)
The Poetry store' compile by Paul Cookson (Hodder)
'Funny Poems for Christmas' compiled by Paul Cookson, (Scholastic)
'Poems of Childhood', compiled by Brian Moses (Macmillan)
'Blood and Roses ' (Hodder) compiled by Brain Moses. This anthology was the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award 2005.
'The Works' various anthologies (Macmillan)
I have also written over 100 books, such as:
- Several York Notes study Guides for GSCE English (e.g. Love and Relationships Poetry)
- English Wise published by Learners, Scholastic
-The Living Planet in the Cambridge Collections series, published by
Cambridge University Press
-'Collins Primary Literacy' a collaboration with other authors published by
-York Notes Advanced on Carol Ann Duffy's 'The World's Wife'
-Specials! a series of support books (Folens/Oxford University Press) Shortlisted for the ER Awards (2007)
-'The Little Match Girl' and other plays (BadgerPublishing)
-On the Edge' a reading series for Secondary schools in collaboration with
other authors (Folens/OUP) Recommend in TES (2006). See Review: 'Full of Promise' Paul Blum.
-'Tiger Tom' Picture book for 3-6 year olds. Artist: Steve Gulbis published by
Poetry Works Books 1-4 (Folens)
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