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My Books

Zarif thinks that he is a very important and scary tiger but will a cat-loving lady feel the same? Find out what happens…

Layla doesn’t like her Grandpa’s new clock. She thinks it’s creepy… but then she notices a teeny, tiny door. Find out what happens…

While on holiday in the Isle of Wight, London schoolgirl Laurella Swift makes an amazing discovery; she can travel through time and dimensions…

Coming Soon

Fresh from foiling a murder in ancient Persia, London schoolgirl Laurella Swift strides into a second adventure back in time…

My stories

I’ve written lots of books (picture books and chapter books) but I’m still drawing the pictures for some of them – or reading through others and making a few final tweaks with a red pen!

My stories can be about anything – talking tigers, creepy
clocks, time-travelling 10-year-olds, magic carpets, mischievous babies, over-enthusiastic genies and magical sea glass.

A lot of them celebrate diversity because I think it is important that we should see ourselves when we’re reading a story or imagine ourselves at the centre of an adventure.

Why I started to write

I started to write children’s stories after my daughters (who are mixed race) complained about the lack of leading characters that looked like them – especially in chapter books.

So I created a girl, based on them, called Laurella Swift. I hope you will enjoy reading all about her and her many adventures.

Read my blogs

I love reading children’s books – new ones, old favourites and really old ones that I didn’t get round to reading when I was a child.
I like to make lists of ‘best books’ and then share them with other people so check out my regular blog reviews and see what you think to my story suggestions.