ABOUT ME

Hello! I'm a British author of 26 books, including 4 international best-selling picture books, a biography of Roald Dahl which became a UK 11+ exam text and is still in print 23 years after first publication, 11 non-fiction works for adults, hundreds of poems for children PLUS a huge portfolio of consumer, health and business writing which you can read about on my Services page. 

If you are a publisher and either wish to use some of my work, or commission me to write for you, please contact me here.

Here's a brief bibliography of my work:

Adult Non-Fiction Books


How to Write A Children’s Picture Book and Get It Published
No-Limit Texas Hold’em for Winners
How to Pass Psychometric Tests 
Management Level Psychometric & Assessment Tests
Passing Psychometric Tests 
Psychometric Tests for Graduates
Practice Psychometric Tests
Landing Your First Job 
Cheque’s in the Post!
Have Fun When the Kids Leave Home


My publishers for adult non-fiction are: How To Books (Hachette), Robinson, Little Brown Book Group, and Kogan Page

Children’s Books

 

True Lives – Roald Dahl 
You’ll Soon Grow, Alex
The Truth About Babies
The Truth about Families
Stop! Elephant, Stop!
The Best Pet
Zap and the Alien
Danger! Monsters! Aliens!
The King Who Lives Next Door

 

My publishers for children's books are: Oxford University Press, Ginn, Gullane, Hachette, Pearson, NSPCC as well as numerous co-edition partners in France, Netherlands, Holland, Denmark, Ireland, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Wales, Mexico, Korea, China and Japan.

 

 

Children’s Poetry Books

GRANDMA WAS EATEN BY A SHARK! is my sole collection, published by Crocodile Books

 

The following children's poetry books are all anthologies in which my work appears alongside other fab poems:

SHOUTING AT THE OCEAN  - Contributor and Editor

TAKING MY HUMAN FOR A WALK 
A TIME TO SPEAK AND A TIME TO LISTEN

POETRY BY HEART

LET'S CELEBRATE - FESTIVAL POEMS

PECULIAR PETS   
READ ME - 365 poems from Shakespeare to Shavick!
THE WORKS - 500+ poems for the Literacy Hour
THE KING'S PYJAMAS
RHYMES AROUND THE YEAR
WHEN THE TEACHER ISN'T LOOKING
THE WORD PARTY - the 1999 World Book Day poetry book

LOOPY LIMERICKS
TEASING TONGUE TWISTERS
WACKY WILD ANIMALS
SPECTACULAR SPOOKS
THE EVIL DOCTOR MUCUS SPLEEN
SUPERHEROES
SUPERBAD VILLIANS
UNZIP YOUR LIPS AGAIN!
THE COWPAT THROWING CONTEST 
RIDICULOUS RELATIVES
WE ARE NOT ALONE
HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL TUDORS
ELEPHANTASIA
POEMS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY
BONKERS ABOUT CONKERS - the 2003 World Book Day poetry book
SHORTS
ECCENTRIC EPITAPHS
DEAD FUNNY
A YEAR OF RHYMES
WORD WORKS
GIVING YOU THE WILLIES
LOVE POETRY
WORDS TO WHISPER WORDS TO SHOUT - Blue Peter Award & Radio Times Best Book
HARDBACK 1841382612  PAPERBACK 1841382639

FROGS IN CLOGS
READ ME AND LAUGH
READ ME OUT LOUD

READ ME FIRST
MONSTER POEMS
DINOSAUR POEMS 
SECRET LIFE OF PANTS
SCARY POEMS TO MAKE YOU SHIVER
THE POETRY STORE
THE WORKS

THE WORKS 4
THE WORKS 5
CHRISTMAS POEMS
SILLY POEMS
A YEAR OF RHYMES
READ ME
ECCENTRIC EPITAPHS
READ ME 2

MOONSTRUCK

POETRY ZONE 20 YEAR CELEBRATION

POETRY TRAIN FROM THE POETRY SOCIETY

MY GRANDPA'S BEARD

HA HA 100 POEMS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH

A MILLION BRILLIANT POEMS

IS THIS A POEM?

LET'S RECYCLE GRANDAD

THE JUMBLE BOOK

DOES YOUR FACE FIT?

POETRY ALIVE

LAUGH OUT LOUD

My publishers for children's poetry include: Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, A & C Black, Belitha, Yabby Books, Otter-Barry Books, Beggis Books, Collins, The Poetry Society, Schofield & Sims,

Harper Collins, Folens, Hodder, Hands-Up Books and many more.