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I've been a writer and journalist for many years. My first love is writing children's picture books and my day job is as a creative writer for some fabulous companies. I also write for magazines, newspapers and websites around the world. I am lucky enough to have two wonderful and extremely cheeky children.  


If you're an editor, a publisher, an illustrator, a school, or someone who would like to talk to me about the wonderful world of children's picture books, then I'd like to hear from you.


Method to the madness!

June 16, 2020

New manuscript written and really thrilled with it. Nothing's ever 'perfection' but honing in on my style, working hard on page turns and arcs and what works best for my themes.

Elise Morse Shares Her Illustration Journey

April 24, 2020

Read about Elise Morse's experiences on Nina Rycroft's Picture Book e-Illustration course - which just so happens to use my 'Florence Fox Goes To School' manuscript! 

Ok let's get this done

January 26, 2020

2020 is going to be a year of fantastic storytelling, manuscript yelling, publisher belling - being bold and confident and enthusiastic. Time to do it...

Florence Fox is back!

October 14, 2019

The brilliant illustrator and artist Nina Rycroft is using my 'Florence Fox Goes To School' manuscript for her latest illustration course. Amazing. Thank you, Nina! Take a look.

More show and less tell

August 24, 2019

A southern hemisphere winter spent largely trying to nail the concept of showing and not telling. Getting there, but not easy with my 'darker' picture book ideas!

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Foxy artwork: © Nina Rycroft