August 5, 2016
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Allan Boroughs is in the jungle – he may be some time…

How much adventure is too much?  It’s a question I ask myself again as I prepare to leave for 3 weeks in the Venezuelan jungles.  I […]
May 4, 2016
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There may be dinosaurs!

In 1908 the adventurer, explorer, cartographer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasional spy, Perceval Harrison Fawcett, visited the great sandstone plateaus of the Franco […]
September 6, 2015
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UKMG Extravaganza!

I am like the proverbial two tailed canine at the prospect of being at the UK Extravaganza – 17th October at Nottingham Central Library.  Do come! […]
April 4, 2015
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Radio stars!

Last week saw the hyper-talented Rachel Kellehar and me celebrate International Children’s Book Day by going to Share Radio.  We talked at length about Children’s Literature, […]
February 10, 2015
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Ironheart is shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award!

So delighted to learn that Ironheart has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award (Longer Novel Category) – thanks so much and best of luck to […]
November 21, 2014
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Bloodstone cover reveal

Very excited to receive the final artwork this week for the cover of Bloodstone. A Fantastic job by Jeremy Reston! (Bloodstone is published on 1st January […]
June 14, 2014
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IRONHEART in top 5 children’s books for 2014

Hugely exciting that Charlotte Eyre from the Bookseller has included IRONHEART in her top 5 children’s books from 2014. In such great company too! Thank you […]
February 24, 2014

“More gripping and engaging than anything that needs a charger”

IRONHEART receives a four star review in the Sunday Express
February 24, 2014

IRONHEART receives 5 star review from the Daily Express

January 20, 2014

Reviewers, get your copy of IRONHEART here

Are you a reviewer, book blogger or someone who recommends books to others either on-line or in print? If so, and you would you like to […]
January 17, 2014

IRONHEART launch party!

16th January saw the official launch party for IRONHEART at Waterstones in Islington. Wonderful to have so many of my friends there to support me – […]
January 2, 2014

IRONHEART – a Siberian adventure!

IRONHEART was finally published today. It is a hugely exciting time for me; I am very proud of the finished book and extremely grateful to everyone […]
December 31, 2013

At the Edge of the World!

Less than two days to go until IRONHEART is published and I am like a small child that has had too much espresso. Here’s me at […]
December 10, 2013

Back from the printers!

It was great to be at Macmillan’s offices last week on the day that IRONHEART arrived back from the printers. Wonderful to actually hold this thing […]
October 20, 2013

How vulnerable is the Earth to asteroid strikes?

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in February was a reminder about of how suddenly asteroids can strike and how deadly they can be. It was […]
October 4, 2013

Russian space troops ‘not ready to fight aliens’

What are they thinking? We’ll just have to rely on Morgan Freeman http://t.co/z0sGAleTR8
September 26, 2013

I want one of these too!

Not sure about the dog though – maybe an iguana?
September 25, 2013

I want one of these!

Although I’m not sure ‘a motorbike in the sky’ is a winner as a marketing slogan http://bit.ly/18oOelp
September 24, 2013

Steam Punk Cafe

Worth a trip to South Africa for! http://bit.ly/1bacflW
March 8, 2013
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Antarctic Lake Vostok yields ‘new bacterial life’

7 March 2013 Last updated at 21:51 By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Russian scientists have claimed the discovery of a new type of […]