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

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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?

Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven: The Mystery Of The Skull by Pamela Butchart

Publication Date: 12 July 2018 Cover and interior illustrations by Tony Ross It’s two weeks into the summer holidays, and Peter has called an emergency meeting of The Secret Seven. After returning from Scotland, he discovered an object in his bedroom – a skull with his name written inside! The gang quickly discover Jack’s little … Continue reading Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven: The Mystery Of The Skull by Pamela Butchart

Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

It’s said that the truth is stranger than fiction, and this book proves it. Including a devilish creature that can kill a polar bear, fish that kept a community awake, and a bird that can destroy anything, to name a few, this is a treasure trove of amazing animal behaviours that celebrates animals’ adaptability and … Continue reading Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

Hortense And The Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara

Publication Date: 5th October 2017 Hortense’s shadow follows her everywhere, copies everything she does and never leaves her. She hates it. And it hates her too, doesn't it? Only when she is rid of it, and finds herself in desperate trouble, does she discover it's true value. Stunning, delicate illustrations not only complement, but add … Continue reading Hortense And The Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara