I was born at a very early age – no more than a baby really – in Islington, North London. And grew up wanting to be, first, a vet, then a gymnast, then an artist. Oh! I also wanted to join a circus but I couldn’t find one that had fallen apart!
Eventually, I did grow up – sort of – and became a freelance storyboard artist working for most of the leading advertising agencies in London’s West End. I never became a vet, but I can still do a cartwheel if the wind is in the right direction. As for the circus – I’m still looking!
It was while being generally creative in the hectic world of advertising that I discovered my love for writing and began putting words to my illustrations. Adventure stories for children seemed like a brilliant idea at the time. And yippee!! 60+ books later – it still does!!
When I’m not writing or illustrating my own books I like to express myself in contemporary abstract paintings – a completely new field for me. I also like to read, watch dvd’s, go for long walks and try to keep myself fit in case the circus DOES ever get in touch!
Oh, did I mention that I now live and work from my new home on the sunny island of Mallorca? Ole – must dash – got a jug of Sangria to pour.
- Dead Cooler (2007)
- Dead Cool (2003)
- Rescue Riders
- Donkey Diaries
- The Legend of Black-Eye Jax
(Barrington Stoke 2010)
- Attack of the Killer Frogs
(A & C Black 2012)