I love writing narrative non-fiction, fiction and non-fiction books for young people, and enjoy the challenge of writing for different ages, too. History's my passion and I've written several books in this genre, such as ‘No Way Back’ and ‘Cleopatra’. A love story, called 'Playing With My Heart', and 'I Was There... Shakespeare's Globe', for younger children, are both set around Shakespeare's famous theatre. It's exciting to tackle a whole new topic, and I love researching at historical sites like the Tower of London - one of my favourite places, as readers of 'Bloody Tower' and 'To Kill a Queen' will realise. There's a bit of a Tudor theme in my work, too. I can't keep away from the 16th century for long!
My fiction is generally light-hearted. I like to bring touches of humour to all my work - even books about dinosaurs! And in celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, I hope I brought loads of humour to my original retellings of ten of his stories in ‘Oliver Twist And Other Tales That Will Make You Ask For More!’
Over the past few years, I've turned my hand to ghost-writing fiction books for younger readers and I've been surprised by how much I enjoy it, and how much I learn from it. So, fiction, fact, narrative non-fiction, ghostwriting - I love it all, and am always up for the challenge of something new. Like my latest couple of books: non-fiction picture books with a large dash of humour!