Work with Young People

I spent eleven years working as a BBC message board host, mentoring young people aged 11-19 with writing and music forums, firstly on the Blast! project, then on BBC Bitesize.


I also wrote revision guides for Learning and Teaching Scotland and subedited for BBC Schools and BBC Bitesize.


More recently I've written three booklets for the British Tinnitus Association explaining the condition to under-eights, 8-11 years and young people aged 11+.


I am delighted to announce my first two history books for 9-12 year-olds, Hideous History: Death and Destruction and Hideous History: Trials and Trickery will be published in the USA by Little Bee Books, on July 5th 2016 and, in the UK under the titles Grisly History on August 4th 2016 by  Weldon Owen Books.


I am currently working on two more titles for young people, for Caterpillar books and one for Templar Publishing.