Welcome to the world of award winning author, Gareth P. Jones: a world of dragon detectives, murderous twins, family secrets, bureaucratic ghosts, Victorian magic, ninja meerkats and the occasional talking mushroom.


2015 is all set to be another year of exciting events and it kicked off on Saturday 10th January at the take pART festival in Llandudno.

Gareth will be holding a Dinosaurs’ Party on Tuesday 17th February 2pm at the Southbank’s Imagine Festival with illustrator extraordinaire, Garry Parsons.

On Saturday 21st February, he will be launching The Leaky Battery as he takes the Steampunk Pirates to Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End. Then, on Sunday 22nd February, he’ll sail the ship back to the Southbank as the pirates take on the Imagine Festival. There will be sea shanties, raucous readings and more fun and games than you can shake an automatic hook at. Piratical dress optional.

There will be more piratical plundering The Leaky Battery sails into Tiger Bay for a session as part of the Cardiff Literary Festival at 4pm on 29th March and the Steampunk Pirates storm Cardiff Castle.

As usual, Gareth will be talking, reading and singing about his books with his trusty ukulele… (and maybe his most recent acquisition, his accordion if he can fit it in his bag) so come along and join in the fun.


No True Echo

The Wellcome Valley is the kind of place people go to get away from it all. But how can you get away from everything unless the place you’re visiting is nowhere?

As far as Eddie is concerned, it’s even worse than that. The valley is the middle of nowhere. That’s how Eddie feels too. Empty. Nothingy. His life is defined by the absence of family members and all the things he doesn’t do.

But when a mysterious redheaded girl called Scarlett arrives, Eddie learns how the middle of nowhere can also be the centre of the universe.

The Dinosaur’s are Having a Party

The Dinosaur’s are having a party.
It starts precisely at three.
But I’m a boy not a dinosaur
So I’m pleased they’ve invited me.

Published by Andersen and available now. The illustrations are by the super talented Garry Parsons and you can listen to The Dino Boogie here.


The Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates

Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.) Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King. Can these mechanical marauders stay one wave ahead of their enemy?

The first book in the series (The Leaky Battery Sets Sail) launches in February 2015. Check out the trailer here