Category: writing

  • Live Events Online

    Live Events Online

    The pandemic lockdowns made us rethink how we work, play, and learn. Authors and illustrators had to adjust, just like the schools and libraries which relied on them visiting in person. In the end, we learned what we like or don’t like about being more in charge of our work days. This change to hybrid […]

  • Lenny Books

    Lenny Books

    Where’s Lenny and Lenny and Wilbur are two new books coming out this August. They will be available at all cool bookstores in the UK. They are already in US bookstores.

  • Astro Girl Heads to the Sun

    Astro Girl Heads to the Sun

        I got an email saying; “I’m just emailing to let you know that the Otter-Barry Books title, Astro Girl, will be read by Kristin Scott Thomas on the CBeebies Channel tomorrow at 6.50pm.” And a wonderful reading it is, I am sure you will agree. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000g8cm/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-744-dame-kristin-scott-thomas-astro-girl

  • Astro Girl and Junefest

    This month sees the publication of Astro Girl, my latest book. I’ll be doing a workshop featuring her at Junefest, a children’s books festival in Stroud Green & Harringay Library, North London. More about Astro Girl in a future post…

  • Information Graphics Gallery

    Information Graphics Gallery

    I spend a lot of time writing and designing information graphics which can be read and understood, first and foremost. I try very hard to keep styling appropriate to the reader, which requires restraint. Over the years I have realised how powerful information graphics are to people of all ages and backgrounds and therefore how […]

  • Chicken Newspaper: The Food edition

    Chicken Newspaper: The Food edition

    Latest editorial design for the Food edition of Chicken Newspaper for Children’s digital edition. The issue examines food from an emotional point of view in that hope that it will stimulate discussion between children and their grown ups. Available to download on the iBookstore. Hit the link at the bottom of the page to see […]