My new novel, The Midnight Library, is out on 13th August.

This is from the back cover:

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

I’ve written an exclusive extra chapter for Waterstones and you can order that here.



Amazingly honoured that I am now a World Book Day author. I have written Evie in the Jungle exclusively for World Book Day and it is lovely to  be on the amazing list. The wonderful Emily Gravett has drawn some brilliant illustrations too.  There’s more information here.

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My new book for children, Evie and the Animals, is out now. It has been illustrated by the wonderful Emily Gravett and she has done an amazing job!

Here’s the book blurb:

Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.

A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow.

The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says.

So when she frees the school rabbit from its tiny hutch, she vows to keep her talent a secret. But after a face-to-face encounter with a lion, things start to go very wrong. Her dad – and every animal in town – is now in danger. Evie is determined to save them. And to find the truth of her own past. To do that she must battle a mysterious man with a talent more powerful than any other.

As time runs out, she must seek help from the animals, and finally DARE TO BE HERSELF?

Here’s what people have said about my children’s books:

“Absolutely brilliant”

Blue Peter

“The perfect package of happiness”

“Full of heart and humour”
Daily Express

“Touching, funny and packed with memorable characters”
Sunday Mail

You can download a bookmark or poster or activity pack here.


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I’ve written a new children’s book called EVIE AND THE ANIMALS and the wonderful Emily Gravett is illustrating it! It will be published on 6th June in the UK. More details very soon.

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My new book for children, The Truth Pixie, is out now. It went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list so thank you to everyone who has bought it already. It’s a book I wrote to be a comfort guide for kids through their more worried moments. Here’s a page from the book.