"Everything you can imagine is real" ~ Pablo Picasso
"Everything you can imagine is real" ~ Pablo Picasso 

The story so far...

I grew up on 80s films, Fighting Fantasy and the Acorn Electron so I'm pretty much Data from The Goonies, but with less skills at making booby traps.





Over the years I've worked in TV, theatre and music. I've also been a bookseller, a coffee maker and worked with bands as far back as my teens.


I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was 6, when I saw The Dark Crystal at the cinema.  By age 13 I was writing scripts and chasing music companies for work experience, as well as writing my own magazines.  After encouragement from the editor of Smash Hits, I did work experience at CBS Records and won a BBC Radio 5 Journalism award, before joining Chatsworth TV in 1996.


Since going freelance, I've built up a lovely client list, which enables me to work on everything from books and cult TV to merchandise and Formula One.


In 2009 I joined the Writing Children's Books course at City Lit and my first book was published in 2014 by Badger Learning. In 2011 I was a BBC Writer's Room finalist and in 2014, the Jim Henson company made me an editor's choice in their Dark Crystal Author Quest. 







Published by Badger Learning. The Wishing Doll, Amazing Racing, Social Superstars, Remember Rosie and Silent Nation are available now! 


Editor's Choice - Jim Henson Co / Grosset & Dunlap Dark Crystal Author Quest 2014


Semi-Finalist - BBC Writers Room / CBeebies "Get A Squiggle On" scriptwriter search 2011

Photo (c) Jan Dunning 2014