About

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I work from my studio in the West Sussex countryside (UK), writing and illustrating children’s books. I love anything to do with the natural world and enjoy blogging and Instagramming the discoveries I make in the woods and fields that surround our cottage. My creative background is in design and typography which play an important part in my work as I enjoy having control over text,  illustrations, and layout.

The best-selling multi-award-winning Horrible Science series has kept me busy for many years. Our most recent award is The Blue Peter Prize for Best Book With Facts. We’ve sold millions of Horrible Science books all around the world. Horrible Science spin-offs include a highly successful range of experiment kits from Galt Toys, a theatre show from the Birmingham Stage Company and a children’s television series on ITV and Amazon Prime.

I’m very proud of my Bee Boy trilogy: Clash of the Killer Queens, Attack of the Zombees and Curse of the Vampire Mites.  The books are fiction but based around the real life of honey bees and aimed at children aged 7-11.

I’ve visited many of the big book festivals where I draw with the audience, do book readings and sometimes play my guitar – it’s great to escape the studio every now and then! Life is strange – I used to be told off at school for doodling and now I get paid for it.

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