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A Swift Adventure

While on holiday in the Isle of Wight, London schoolgirl Laurella Swift makes an amazing discovery; she can travel through time and dimensions…
Fresh from foiling a murder in ancient Persia, London schoolgirl Laurella Swift strides into a second adventure back in time…
Looks can be deceiving – as Laurella Swift discovers when a delicate china pot sends her hurtling headlong into her third adventure back in time.

Zarif the Tiger

Zarif thinks that he is a very important and scary tiger but will a
cat-loving lady feel the same? Find out what happens when the two meet.
Zarif the tiger and the cat-loving lady are reunited in another ROARsome rhyming picture book! Find out what happens...
Tiger Roar is a colouring book with bite – packed with tiger facts and vibrant illustrations from Tiger Tale and Tiger's Eye.

Other Books

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 when she takes a closer look.

My products

Unleash your inner tiger with my new noisy card game: ROAR!

Author visits

Find out more about my storytelling sessions and story crafting workshop

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.

Books that celebrate diversity can bring us all closer together. I hope, through my stories and workshops, I can do my small bit to help more children see themselves at the centre of 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.