Q: When did you start writing?
A: I started writing stories and poems when I was eight years old.
Q: How old were you when you were first published?
A: I was nineteen when a magazine first published twelve of my short stories.
Q: What is Strawberry Jam Books?
A: It's a project of stories and other resources that promote friendship, inclusion, understanding ourselves and others. It includes The Friendship Adventure project for primary schools or children’s groups and the Story Therapy® series of books, audios, cds, games etc that help support children’s emotional and mental well-being. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise.
Q: What do you like doing in your spare time?
A: People have spare time? Oh yes okay. I like reading, walking the dog, going to body balance classes, being with friends, listening to music, watching my favourite soaps. I also like meditation and I sleep A LOT.
Q: What is your favourite food?
A: Chocolate. Cake. Chocolate cake.
Q: Do you have a favourite number or colour?
A: Favourite number five, and favourite colours: sky blue and sunrise gold.
Q: Do you have any qualifications?
A: Yes, I have a degree in Publishing and English and qualifications in nursery and preschool teaching.
Q: Do you have a family?
A: Yes. I'm married to Peter and we have three sons.
Q: What are you planning to write next?
A: Lots more books for children and maybe more non-fiction too.