Friday, 29 July 2011

The School for Bandits Game!

Well, haven't I been inventive this week!?
I'm preparing to promote School for Bandits at events (only a few days to go until it's published!) and I've come up with an extra fun game to play.

Here is the School for Bandits HELP GET RALPH TO SCHOOL Game, it will be printed on A1 to take to events.
I will read the story then quiz the audience about the book using a special set of questions I've carefully chosen. As the audience gets questions right, I will move a Ralph counter along the board towards school. I will also put chocolate coins
into this very authentic looking loot sack.
When all the questions are answered and Ralph finally gets to school, all the audience will share their chocolate coin winnings from the sack- as well as getting a Ralph Raccoon mask to make! Does this sound like fun? Well if it does, then why not attend one of my many events coming up and you could get to PLAY the game!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A pig

He's planning to build a rocket don't you know!

Summer and Autumn events coming up!

Hello wonderful people,

I’d love to meet you at one of the following fun events coming up in the summer and autumn. Why not come and get a signed copy of School For Bandits or one of my many other books?
I may also be doing signings in and around the South West during the school holidays which I’ll announce on here…

Please note this list does not contain school visits, however if you are wishing to book a school visit, I am now fully booked until the end of November.


The Big Chill
Little Chill Children’s Area, Eastnor Castle
Saturday 6th August 2011 at 1pm
Click to find out more

Stroud Children’s Bookshop
Swan Lane, Stroud
Saturday 13th August 11:00- 12:30
This is a SIGNING event- Come and get a lovely signed copy of School For Bandits!


Malmesbury Library
24th September 3pm-5pm
If you are aged between 4-11 you can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge
over the summer holidays. On the 24th of September I will presenting award certificates and medals and doing a talk about my work to parents and children who have participated in the challenge!
The Yellow Lighted bookshop will be selling books.


Bath Kids Lit Fest
Central Library Bath
Saturday 1st October 2011 at 1pm
Exciting mask making School for Bandits event and story time.

The Children’s Bookshop – Muswell Hill
8th October 2011 11:30- 12:30pm
This is a SIGNING event- Come and get a lovely signed copy of School For Bandits. I’ll be doing some live drawing too so come along to suggest things for me to draw!

Portsmouth Bookfest
13th October 2011
(This is a schools only event, I look forward to meeting some enthusiastic young readers)
More info for schools

Southend Libraries Children’s Book Festival
19th October 2011
(Schools event only- Interested schools please contact Southend Libraries)

Word Up Festival- SPECIAL School for Bandits kids launch party
Monday 24th October 2011 (Half Term)
This event will be an extra special party event for School for Bandits at St Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, LONDON.
Timings and extra details to follow soon- don’t miss out. This event will be open to the public and ticketed.
Details at


French Institute London – South Ken Kids Festival
17 Queensberry Place, London
Saturday 26th November
A day of events at the French Institute, including a drawing duel with Marc Boutavant.
You can download more info here

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Read all about me

The lovely Zoe Toft of Playing by the book has done a 'Desert Island Discs' style interview with me. You can read all about it here on her wonderful website

Wednesday, 6 July 2011