Glad you dropped by! Mind if I tell you about my brand spanking new book, coming out in January 2022? It’s called THE ANCIENT EGYPT SLEEPOVER and is set in the Egyptian sculpture gallery of a museum, over the course of one crazy night. If you like ancient treasure, hieroglyphic codes and action-adventure stories, you’ll love this book.
Mo has won a very special prize, an Ancient Egypt sleepover in a museum. But he has no clue how dangerous it will turn out to be. With a mystery to solve, codes to crack and priceless treasure to save, one thing is sure: Mo will not be getting any sleep tonight!
If instead you’re looking for a teen read, try my new YA novel, CHESSBOXER. Set in New York, it’s about a snarky and rebellious chess prodigy who takes up boxing. CHESSBOXER got a Kirkus starred review and the Metro called it ‘original, brash, funny and poignant.’
I’ve been writing adventure stories all my adult life. My early books were set on the edge of the Sahara Desert, where I used to live and work. Now I live in London, which is much colder and wetter.
One upside of being back in England is that I get to visit lots of schools and encourage young people in their own story writing. My school visits are organized through Authors Abroad, so if you are a teacher and want to arrange a visit, please do drop them a line. They’re ever so friendly and efficient.
Aside from reading and writing, I have a great love of Chinese ink painting and chess. Oh, and I’m freakishly tall – 6 foot 7 – so don’t be too shocked by that if I visit your school!
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