"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

Ernest Hemingway


Here is what I do for a living: I write books, I read books, I talk about books, I write about reading books and talk about writing them...


I have just handed in the copyedits of my THRILLING boarding-school adventure story THE CHILDREN OF CASTLE ROCK, which comes out next spring. Here, just because I love it so, is the cover:



Isn't it gorgeous? Stay tuned to find out more! And meanwhile, click on the appropriate tabs to find out more about my books, my school and festival events, and my day job as a literary scout.