Cogheart reading and Interview – West Thornton Primary

Last summer, I did an event at West Thornton Primary School in Croydon, with the lovely folks from Pea Green Boat Books. The school had the most amazing cakes in their bake sale and they also had their own radio station where they recorded me reading an extract from the book. Afterwards we did an interview for their radio station. You can hear both the extract and interview below…

This is from chapter 11 – the first time Lily and Robert meet…

And here I am being interviewed afterwards by one of the students about what it was like to be a children’s writer…

Thanks to West Thornton Primary for sharing the clips online via Audioboom.



Cogheart Makes the World Book Day Favourites Shortlist


I am delighted to announce that Cogheart is on the shortlist for the 9-12 favourite books selection for World Book Day 2018, along with some fab recent releases and all time classics!

They’ve split the list into 4 different categories, & to kick off they’re asking schools, bookshops, libraries & other booky people to reveal THEIR favourite stories.

Here’s the link to go vote, *hem Hem* you know what to do!