Hello! I write fiction and non-fiction for younger readers. I also lecture children’s literature, tutor emerging writers, and often pop up at an interviewer and panelist at festivals and book launches.
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I am absolutely thrilled to give a sneak peek of the cover for not just my next book, but for my next series! World, meet Gina Kaminski. Gina Kaminski meet World. This a picturebook that has been a long time in the making. GINA KAMINSKI SAVES THE WOLF is about a girl who listens to a fairytale, disagrees entirely with the story, and steps into the book at great peril to fix the mistakes. It’s a rollicking adventure. Gina is also autistic, and we get a glimpse into her world. This book has been made with so much love and care and it means everything to me. The illustrations are by the wildly talented and supremely cool artist, Francis Martin. I urge you to check out his work. I could not have dreamed for a better collaborator.
My latest book, THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF STEVE JOBS, is available now, published by Puffin Books. The book is illustrated by the wonderful Salini Perera. A new edition of the book will be published by Penguin Readers in February 2023. This book will be part of the ELT graded series, and used globally by readers learning English as a foregin language,
Ever heard of the iPhone? STEVE JOBS, raised in California, was the co-founder of Apple, creator of the iPhone. He also played a major role in making Pixar what it is today. His technology transformed the way we live, and gave us objects we now cannot imagine living without. Get ready to discover his incredible story and the secrets of his success in this real-life account of his life and work.
My first play, The One Memory of Flora Banks, co-written with Emily Barr-Green for the Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre, was due to stage in 2020, but is currently on hold due to global events. Watch this space for development details.
In 2016 Mabecron Books published A CHRISTMAS IN CORNWALL. It tells the gorgeous story of two young girls waiting for their fisherman father to get home for Christmas. He gets caught out and sea in a terrible snow storm. What will Daisy and Bluebell do? The book is illustrated (in oils) by the horribly talented Oliver Hurst and won a 2017 Holyer an Gof book award. The book has been reprinted and a new edition will be available summer 2022! Watch this space.
In 2015 Mabecron Books published the epic (and true) pirate story: CAPTURED! THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THOMAS PELLOW. It went on to win the children’s book award, and the Ann Trevenen Jenkin Cup at the 2016 Holyer an Gof Cornish book awards. It was also illustrated by Oliver Hurst.
In 2010 I created the multi award winning publishing house, CLICKETY BOOKS, which publishes books and resources with innovative speech and sound play to enhance language acquisition. They are used by children, grown ups, teachers and therapists all over the world.
I lecture in Children’s Literature at Falmouth University. I’m currently researching VR literacy, writing my next play and developing a short film.
I live in Cornwall with my (beautiful) wife, Emily Barr-Green, and our five (awesome) children.
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