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Hi! If you have any questions, requests or suggestions, just use the Contact Me page.
I always enjoy hearing from readers. All the letters I get are posted up around my cluttered desk. If you’d like me to visit your school, ask your teacher to send me an email.


You can find my books at…

…most online booksellers, or order them through your nearest bookshop. Ebook editions are often cheaper than the printed versions, sometimes much cheaper. You can read ebooks on your phone or tablet, you don’t need an ereader: you can either use free apps from Amazon or Kobo, or if you want something more flexible, an excellent reading app for Android is Moon+ Reader, or for iOS there’s Marvin.

Below are links to specific online shops, and to sites where you can check current prices:

Check printed book prices at  comparebookprices.co.uk
Check ebook prices at luzme.com (no, I don’t know why it’s called luzme either, but it’s good)
Click here to find my books at…
The Book Depository (often cheaper than Amazon)
Amazon UK
The Hive (the independent bookseller network)
Waterstones
WHSmith (limited selection)
ebooks at Kobo

When I last counted them up (Spring 2014) there had been 66 separate titles with my name on the cover, since my very first book appeared in 1997 (over 90 if you include various ebook editions and online stuff as well.)


I’m currently working on:

  •  A brand new Saxby Smart book – the first for four years
  • A book full of activities to help younger kids write great stories
  • A really gruesome horror story for teenagers.
  • A retelling of the ancient Greek legend of Icarus, for schools.

My latest books are:

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Free ebook

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You can download a FREE sampler ebook, containing chapters from seven of my books. Just click on the link below. This ebook is formatted for the Kindle (and Kindle apps on phones and tablets), but can easily be converted for other ereaders using free software such as Calibre.

Click here to download the Selection Box ebook