I write for the 8-12 year age group. My best loved books are a series of wild and funny short story collections, Wicked Tales.
Nine lively and hilarious short stories for ages 8-80. Modern fairy tales with a wicked sense of humour: Alicroc the Alien in charge of a class of four year olds; the Littlest Thundertroll's trip down to "human-land" to get a box of chocolates for the Thundertroll Fairy; a small Gorilla who outwits his hungry neighbours; the bears' backward version of Goldilocks; a Boy who runs away and is cap... read more
In this book you will find: * A Unicorn who is very annoyed to find himself stuck in a zoo. He is plotting his escape while playing tricks on the visitors. * A Princess who is planning to ride the Unicorn on her tenth birthday. She wants to escape too: from her bossy Governess, her guards, her tutor - and from mathematics. * A scruffy Boy who looks after the Unicorn and is cheeky to pretty muc... read more
A school visit to London Zoo causes Akayzia Adams to swap the rough streets of London for a new world of magic, adventure and danger. And in Old Winsome's Academy, there's an ancient mystery to solve: the disappearance of nine pupils during the Headship of the Masterdragon Tharg, at the time of the Goblin Wars.This is the first book in the series. The second is AKAYZIA ADAMS AND THE MIRRORS OF... read more
The fifth book of Wicked Tales - and this time it's scary! Seven of the eight stories are based on stories from the Grimm Brothers'"Household Tales".
Alex was the world's greatest expert on bullies. He had studied them, he had met them, he had taken what they had to give. He wished they didn't exist, but he had learned to accept that they were part of life. You could very often avoid them, but they would always be around. Then one night, exhausted by recent scrapes and half-made plans of fighting back, Alex had a dream. At least, that's wha... read more
When fifteen year old orphan Jack Hampton pays a final visit to Captain Jones in prison, he doesn't expect to spend the next few months aboard the Firebird with a crew of rugged pirates, the fearsome, mysterious Madame Helena and a manuscript full of puzzling clues. An exciting tale of pirates, treasure, treachery and adventure: all somehow tangled up with the loss of the Curchan Ruby and an u... read more
Modern fairy tales with a wicked sense of humour, following the highly popular "Wicked Tales". In six stories, Gangster rats are out-cooled by a mischievous baby; Easter bunnies with machine guns back Cinderella against a Chavvy Fairy Grotmother; Alicroc's Tiny Scouts compete with Big Mike's Tough Scouts; A cow with a chicken on its back and a magic hat on its head helps Jack outwit the Giant ... read more
The third in a popular series, comprising seven crazy short stories. Robbie has been trapped by a witch inside a book of short stories. In order to escape, he changes all her scary stories into funny, crazy ones... Red Riding Hood, Grandma and the Wolf take on the evil Piggy Bankers... Bad Santa has an eyepatch, says Arrrr! and Yo ho ho! a lot, and is helped by 5 well-armed Easter Bunnies... B... read more
An unusual adventure story for readers 8 years and up, featuring a talking cat ("the"coolest cat in England") and a nine-year-old boy who hardly talks at all. The boy is determined to find his lost mother, even if it means walking every street in London. But first he and the cat have to deal with someone who is planning the extinction of all the cats in England! Nicklus the boy and Marlowe the... read more
AKAYZIA ADAMS AND THE MIRRORS OF DARKNESS.... It starts with one mirror and ends with another. In between, there are three worlds of magic, a squadron of werewitches, a fistful of trolls, and one annoying little lizard with a taste for chocolate. And in the Academy, there are thousands of spiders... some of them not spiders at all.This is the second book in the series. The first is AKAYZIA ADA... read more
BILLY JONES, KING OF THE GOBLINS Billy Jones has the same sort of problems you have - a grandma who's loopy, a school bully who wants to thump him, and a mean teacher who insists he'll have to do the school's country dancing display dressed as a girl! But on his tenth birthday he's woken at midnight by a group of weird goblins who tell him he's now their king. You know it's going to get crazie... read more
How will a baby with super powers keep his secret from his parents and protect his friends with help from a cat, a rat, a mouse, a box of baby cereal, a brick and a few dirty nappies? The big bad wolf is trying to eat three cute kittens instead of gobbling up pigs, but will his flame-thrower be a match from their jumble sale arsenal? Can Fearsome the Dragon rescue the Princess from the tower b... read more
It's 1845. Recently orphaned and running away from her bullying aunt, 13-year-old Matilda Harris finds herself down in The Devil's Eyeball with an eccentric, well-spoken highwayman; his gang Lump, Stump, Pirate and Scarecrow; and two young "brats" who have escaped from the notorious Andover Workhouse. This is a lively adventure story with strong characters. It is set in a time of great change ... read more
Three adventurous orphans from a quiet village in England fall UP a tree... and find themselves in a world where furry woodland creatures speak to one another in song. There’s also a Queen involved, at war with the Muselings. Who should the children trust?
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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.
Twelve years’ experience publishing Sunday Times bestsellers - women's fiction & crime thrillers - at Pan Macmillan & HarperCollins