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If you have questions about me, or one of my books, please explore the resources on this website before getting in touch; you might find that the information you’re after is already available.

From 2020, I am reducing my public speaking and school visit commitments and will be taking very limited bookings only.

For rights and permissions queries, please note the following:

For queries relating to A Single Stone; Catch A Falling Star; Surface Tension/Below; Annabel, Again; Going For Broke; The Big Dig; Wreck the Halls; Duck for a Day; Definitely No Ducks; The Truth About Penguins; No Bears; Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros; Duck!; and How to Make a Bird, please contact Walker Books:

For queries relating to Ten Tiny Things; Bella and the Wandering House; Bella and the Voyaging House and Drawn Onward please contact Fremantle Press:

For all other titles, and for blurb/endorsement requests, please contact Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary Agency:

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