I am extremely excited to announce that Sarah Warburton and I have been working away at a new series with award-winning publishers Nosy Crow. It's called The Invincibles and the first book is out in April.
This project is especially exciting for me as its something I've been working on for a very long time. It started life over seven years ago. Yes SEVEN! And it is very close to my heart because the main character, Nell Henry, is very much like me. Her best friend, Freddie Spoon is based on MY best friend when I was around six or seven years old. He was called Richard Marvin but everyone called him "Diddy." In reality we may have only been friends for a few weeks or months, but he must have made a huge impression on me and I often think back to that time.
Anyway, these stories are full of the sort of crazy antics that I enjoyed as a child - fishing for frog spawn, building dens, tracking wild beasts and having picnics in trees.
And they also include some of the more daring escapades that I WOULD have got up to, if I'd had Freddie Spoon by my side. Things like rescuing piglets and saving little old ladies from robbers.
So Nosy Crow have done this awesome thing where you can read the first part of the first story. How cool is that? It's called The Piglet Pickle and you can find it here
So go on, have a nosy. You know you want to!
Oh, and Diddy Marvin, if you're out there, do get in touch!