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My books have been reviewed or featured in many, many, more places, (and I have forgotten the dates of everything) but here are some of the highlights:


The Observer- review of How to Hide a Lion, the stage production

I had great fun talking to Sarah Shotts on her Kindle Curiosity Podcast - I will let you know when this goes live.

91 Magazine - our shop was featured in the Spring/Summer issue 2018

The Guardian Weekend - my partner Gerry Turley and I were featured in The Guardian taking about life on the windy Northumberland coast on 3rd Feb 2018

The Guardian - children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels 2017

BBC Radio 4 Front Row - Julia Donaldson talks about Fleabag 2017

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Tom Hardy reads Fleabag 2017

Mslexia - interview 2017

Hashtag Authentic Podcast - Chatting with my friend Sarah Tasker on creativity June 2017

The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians featured How to Hide a Lion in their list of stories which have been tried, tested and loved by children.

Booktrust - Julia Donaldson's favourite book to read with children: Fleabag 2017

The Guardian - Saturday's best TV: CBeebies read Fleabag for National Dog Day read by Tom Hardy 2017

Simple Things Magazine - house photo shoot 'Home Tours' 2016

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - The Big Adventure of the Smalls read by Sally Dynevor from Coronation Street 2016

The Guardian - review of How to Hide a Lion stage production 2016

Time Out - review of How to Hide a Lion stage production 2016

The Wall Street Journal - review of How to Hide a Lion

Make Art that Sells - interview 2016

Do What You Love - interview 2016

The Guardian - Illustrators reveal their Northern Lights daemons 2015

New Writing North - interview

SCBWI - words and pictures interview

Living North Magazine - interview

The New York Times - review of How to Hide a Lion 2013

The Times - Giles Coren talks about How to Hide a Lion 2013

Unicef - Baby I Love You, UNICEF ambassador Ewan McGregor recorded a reading of the book

BBC Radio Newcastle - a number of interviews about my books 2011 - 2017

Babyccino - interview 2011

Words and Pictures SCBWI blog - interview 2011

Elle (France) - The Big Adventure of the Smalls 2011

White Ravens International Library - selected The Night Iceberg 2012

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Night Iceberg read by Fiona Shaw 2010

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - How to Hide a Lion read by Lesley Manville (not sure of date)

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Fleabag read by Jake Wood from Eastenders 2010

Blue Peter - interview 2009

Carousel Magazine - interview

CBeebies Tikkabilla - read my book Ruby

Nickelodeon Junior

Kirkus Review - reviews

Mother and Baby - interview

Angels and Urchins Magazine - reviews

Library Mice - interview

The Bookseller - various reviews

Publishing Weekly - reviewsThe Observer