About Me

I was born, and grew up in the City of Brighton in England. My undergraduate degree was actually in art, and I worked as an illustrator for many years, first in London, and then in New York.

I started writing seriously about 20 years ago.

I published my first picture book for children, PAPER PARADE, in 2004.

Since then I have published about a dozen books, mostly for children, including two Young Adult novels.

I won a couple of awards: A FLYING START from Publisher’s Weekly, for PAPER PARADE, and a NEWCOMER TO WATCH from Horn Book, for SEVEN STORIES.

In November 2004 I started compiling a weekly comic for Publisher’s Weekly, entitled TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE. Since then I have produced over 700 of the comics.

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