I’m delighted to announce my new role as online author-in-residence for the amazing charity Living Paintings. They are publishers that adapt books, creating touch and see versions for the blind and visually impaired, offering an online library service throughout the UK.

My aim is to post, once a month, a doodle diary on their Wigwam blog. I’ll be chatting about how I go about spending my time writing and illustrating children’s books. I don’t know where it will lead but I hope you drop by and join me over the coming months…

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Summer doodles & Funny Bunnies

A quick update, sorry I haven’t posted for a while (I wonder how many blogs start that way). It’s certainly been a busy time. Last week I finally delivered a/w for the new title HUGLESS DOUGLAS GOES TO LITTLE SCHOOL, which will eventually be published Spring 2015.

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Since then I’ve had year another wee knee operation (that’s four since Jan 2012, but who’s counting). Still, on the bright side, I’ve been working from home, which means I get to sit in the sunny garden and draw silly pictures for the forthcoming series I’m working on with wonderful author Vivian French.














And while I’m at it, a big thank you to my publisher Hodder Children’s Books for their Congratulations on Publication Day! Today, the two FUNNY BUNNIES board books are available…

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A spread form FUNNY BUNNIES RAIN OR SHINE (a board book of weather)…

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A spread from FUNNY BUNNIES Up and Down (a board book of opposites)…

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Fallen Leaves


If you get a chance to drop into the impressive Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, you’re in for a treat; I’m very proud to have been invited to take part in this exhibition by my good friend and fellow illustrator Chris Mould who has curated this event. If you can’t make it then at least check out these illustrators work online – they all have a presence and are definitely worth a look. And a big thank you to Chris, whose work you must look at nowhere!