I've been writing for as long as I can remember, and giving talks and workshops since my first novel, The Other Book, came out in 2008. Since then, I've published several more novels for children, as well as a light-hearted work of non-fiction for adults, How to Teach Classics to Your Dog, which is an introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, told through conversations with my lurcher, Una.
My love of myths and legends can be seen in my work, and I love talking about the inspirations behind my novels to children. I can also run creative writing workshops, in which we might make our own myths, or design gods and goddesses, or simply write freely and see what happens. I'm happy to talk about Classics to an adult audience, and have taught on the subject at the How to Academy.
I've taught Creative Writing at universities, and have made many appearances on the radio and television, including on the Today Program, the BBC and France 24.
I am London-based, and willing to travel (within reason); I would be interested in travel abroad. Please do get in touch for fees and rates.