WINNER OF BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR

SUMMER/AUTUMN 2018
  
SCRIBE TRIBE

What a brilliant summer I’ve had with my tribes of young writers! This year I will have tripled the number of 9 to 15-year-old writers I’ve worked with. OK - so I only did one Scribe Tribe in 2017... but there have been two courses across the summer holidays - Windsor in July and Southampton in August, and another one is set to take place in Totton, on the edge of the New Forest, across October half term.

What’s Scribe Tribe? I hear you ask. Out loud. You screamed it in fact... with excitement...

Scribe Tribe is a course of masterclasses for young people who really want to write. I run workshops in schools all year round, of course, and have a blast - but it’s particularly fab to work with kids who are buzzing with ideas, energy and enthusiasm about writing. And I’ve met some fantastically talented Tribers again this year - some of whom I fully expect to see in print in years to come.

What do we do? Well, we kind of mess around with words and have a lot of fun with them, but at the same time there is stuff to be learnt about description and dialogue and mood and editing and much more. It’s also great to see the friendships blossoming between young writers. We’re a particular type, I think - and it’s really special when we find someone else like us.

Here are a few pictures of Scribe Tribe 2018 so far...



TWO HAIRY BUS TRIPS WITH RANDOM IDENTITIES ON BOARD...



...LEADING TO CATASTROPHE AND PAGES OF BRILLIANT DIALOGUE



JUST WRITIN’...



JUST DRAWIN’...



JUST KOOSH BALLIN’...

If you want to find out more about Scribe Tribe, check it out HERE.

NIGHT RAIDERS
So excited that the second book in the NIGHT series is out in September!



The story of insomniac NIGHT SPEAKERS Elena, Matt and Tima... and Spin the vampire... continues in this new adventure. Something terrifying is in the air around town of Thornleigh and nobody seems to realise it’s happening... except for the Night Speakers and their friends in the animal world. They’ll have to work together to stop not just Thornleigh but the most of England from being obliterated...

And if you’ve not read the first NIGHT story, you can start here:



...came out in March. 

Check out the brilliant trailer for Night Speakers, created in partnership with Thomas Miller Ltd, Face TV and Oxford Children’s Books HERE.

Meanwhile... book three, NIGHT WALKER is written and ready to come out in March. Look out for a fascinating documentary about the real life inspiration for the character of Spin, the vampire.

And I’m writing book four, NIGHT TERRORS now. (And it is giving me night terrors... possibly the scariest book yet.)

MORE on this page very soon...