Book Launch: Revenge of Queen Rose

I am thrilled to announce that today, Monday June 27th, is publication day for book 2 in my middle grade fantasy series, Revenge of Queen Rose, so this is a special post to mark the occasion. June has been a busy month for me, between interviews, delivering fantasy writing workshops to eager and very talented […]

Author Interview: Sangu Mandanna

If you’re been following my blog for a while, you will know that I loved Sangu Mandanna’s Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom, one of my favourite reads from last year, and probably my favourite middle grade read in 2021. I was really thrilled therefore when the author, Sangu Mandanna, agreed to an interview. Thank you […]

Book Review: A Wilder Magic

This week TOTP shares the photo with his half-sister who lives close to him. Sybaline Shaw lives in a beautiful magical valley in the Appalachian mountains, but when the government builds a damn and plans to flood the valley, Sybaline is determined not to leave her home. For the valley is filled with magic, magic […]

Happy Easter & Cover Reveal

Today instead of a middle grade book review, I am going to do a cover reveal…of my own book! My first middle grade fantasy The Lucky Diamond was published last November, and I am delighted to announce that the sequel, Revenge of Queen Rose, will be published on 27th June this year. The ebook of […]

Book Review: Kingston & the Magician’s Lost and Found

It’s an emotional return to the Bronx for 12-year-old Kingston after a four-year absence following the loss of his father. Kingston’s mother is determined to turn the family’s failing business (a magic shop with next to no customers) into a smart café. But Kingston hasn’t forgotten that his father, a stage magician, vanished in front […]

Book Review: Sleepwalkers Round One

When 11 year old Ellie Dasher and her 6 year old brother Elijah inherit a house known as The Old Sleep from their grandmother, the family moves to Connecticut to take up residence. Ellie soon discovers that The Old Sleep has a reputation for being haunted. In one terrible nightmare, Elijah is dragged from Ellie’s […]