Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only … Continue reading Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

All the Dear Little Animals by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Publication Date: 01 January 2020 (this edition, it was first published in English 2006) The Blurb One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie, cried. The Review A warm and … Continue reading All the Dear Little Animals by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Animals At Night by Katy Flint, illustrated by Cornelia Li

Publication Date: 2 July 2019 The Blurb Meet the animals that come out at night in this nocturnal adventure across the globe's habitats, including a glow-in-the-dark poster of the deep sea. See the jaguar prowling the Amazon rain forest, spot the lion pride on the African savanna, and visit a turtle nesting beach under the … Continue reading Animals At Night by Katy Flint, illustrated by Cornelia Li

The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford

Publication Date: 9 January 2020 The Blurb A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But … Continue reading The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford

Flying by Danny Rurlander

It’s my stop on the Spylark Blog Tour, and I am delighted to be welcoming Danny to the blog today to talk flying, drones and personal journeys. Learning to fly with the RAF in the Cambridge University Air Squadron gave me an appreciation of what Jim Rothwell – the main protagonist Tom’s mentor character - … Continue reading Flying by Danny Rurlander


Summer was long. So, so very long. Six weeks of time. Time to overthink. Time to play out every eventuality to its worst possible conclusion. At my last counselling session in the last week of the holidays, I was told I probably wasn't in a fit mental state to return to school. Mainly because I … Continue reading Balance

Baby Steps

Asking for help was hard, almost as hard as admitting to myself that I needed to. Walking into the appointment with a counsellor three months later wasn't any easier. I knew I would have to talk through everything that brought me to this point in April, and the things that have happened since. To acknowledge … Continue reading Baby Steps

Are You Happy?

So I tweeted this, deliberately late at night, thinking it would fly under the radar and disappear. It didn't, and to be honest I'm massively overwhelmed by the response. The outpouring of kindness and support has had me in tears, and I cannot put into words how comforting it is to know that there is … Continue reading Are You Happy?

Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

It’s my stop on The Great Animal Escapade Blog Tour, and I’m delighted to welcome Jane Kerr to talk about the star of the book, Maharajah... The star of The Great Animal Escapade is, of course, Maharajah the Magnificent: “…the brightest, most bewitching beast at Belle Vue. Larger than a mountain. Wider, higher, and just … Continue reading Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

A Witch Come True by James Nicol

The Blurb… The war is over and Arianwyn has discovered the secret of the quiet glyphs, but her troubles are far from over. Her day-to-day work as Lull’s witch is tricky enough: winter has set in, bringing bad weather, ice imps and befuddling Yule traditions. But when Arianwyn’s grandmother is abducted by the traitor on … Continue reading A Witch Come True by James Nicol