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Ghosts, Meerkats and Meetings

Yesterday I visited Hotkey HQ to talk about plans for when Constable & Toop comes out in October. I was presented with an impressive list of ideas, plans and intentions, many of them inventive and ambitious. It made me feel very excited and not a little nervous since I have yet to finish the second […]

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Spooky Art Thou

So this is the artwork (although not the final cover) for the new book, Constable & Toop. A beautiful piece of art and nicely spooky, I think. It’s out in October. Below is a picture of what it looks like blown up big and out on a stand at the London Book Fair.

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Museum of Childhood

I had a day out with Herbie on Saturday. We headed over to Bethnal Green in East London to visit the Museum of Childhood. Herbie enjoyed playing with the toys but I was also there to have a look at the Victorian toy theatre as one features in my new book, Constable and Toop when […]

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Herbie Jones and The Tomb of Doom

The fifth Ninja Meerkat book has arrived through the post. Oddly the package included some books about a Kitten Club. I’m guessing that was down to some administrative confusion at the Stripes office. I certainly have no memory of writing anything about kittens. Anyway, as usual, here’s my son Herbie modelling the new cover. Tweet

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Ninja Meerkats Invade Germany

Look at this. The Ninja Meerkats are heading into Europe… specifically, Germany. The books will be coming out in the Fatherland in the Autumn. As you can see they’ve renamed the clan. Jet Flashfeet becomes Tim Tigerkralle. Chuck Cobracrusher becomes Jack Kobrakiller. Donnie Dragonjab becomes Donnie Drachenfaust. And Bruce Willowhammer is transformed into Herbie Hammerschlag. […]

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Whatever it takes!

Another great week of events taking in Invicta Primary in Blackheath, Prior Weston School in London and finishing off in Leicester as part of the brilliant celebration of books, Whatever it Takes! There were two events, each with audiences of around 200, followed by around table activities, during which time lots of pupils came up […]

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Brilliant Week!

What a great week. On Tuesday and Wednesday I did events in schools in Bracknell and Solihull and then on Thursday I appeared on Blue Peter because my book, The Considine Curse won the Blue Peter Book of the Year. Luckily tearing through a giant copy of the book cover was so nerve-wracking I didn’t […]

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World Book Day Week

I’ve a busy week next week. On Tuesday I’ve got a school visit to Holly Spring Junior School in Bracknell. Wednesday, I’ll be traveling up to Solihull (where I grew up) to Ruckleigh School. Thursday is World Book Day itself and although I have no school visit I will finally find out how The Considine […]

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