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.


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!

My beautiful classic

May 18, 2019

Each year I dig out this classic story. My favourite of all Mr D's. An inspirational story which makes me very happy and strive to be the perfect parent. And a better writer.

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Foxy artwork: © Nina Rycroft