About Me


I am represented by Bryony Woods of DKW Literary Agency, and my debut children’s novel How To Be Brave is out now. And there’s more on the way … 😊

Things I love

In no particular order: public libraries, Burt Lancaster, Gene Kelly, dogs with Good Ears, Jenny Holzer, bookshops, MGM musicals, massive dance numbers, Powell and Pressburger films, Barbara Kruger, houseplants, the seaside, Playmobil, fabulous old cake-stands, and crumbly fudge. Not the squishy sort, the crumbly sort. This distinction is V IMPORTANT.

Things I believe in

Feminism, empowerment, public libraries, that children’s literature is a political act, Keala Settle singing This Is Me, equality, the force of nature that is a young bookworm, Amber Riley singing And I Am Telling You, Moomins, Eva Ibbotson, The Chalet School In Exile, and also the importance of Having A Good Bun If You’re Feeling A Bit Sad.

Things I study

I am working for a PhD with the University of York. I’m interested in the stories that young girls write and what that tells us about their experience of ‘being girl’ and girlhoods. My other interests include early twentieth century girl’s boarding school stories, innovative storytelling, and literary space and place. I’m always open to collaborations or freelance work in these areas!

You can find out more about what I’m doing on my research blog: Big Boots And Adventures.

Other Important Stuff

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6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. It’s on my blog if there is anything you don’t like or would like me to change please let me know.
    Thank you, Barbara.

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