My EUGDPR Compliance statement

I have read the Information Commissioner’s Office guidelines for compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules. This document that follows explains how I comply. If you have given me your email address (by emailing me, for example) you should read this to reassure yourself that I am looking after your data extremely responsibly. Awareness I am a sole trader so there is … Continue reading My EUGDPR Compliance statement

RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD in the USA

  I’m over the moon that on the 1st of May 2018, Algonquin Young Readers published a stunning hardback version of Running on the Roof of the World. To celebrate I held a launch evening at Barnes&Noble. There were Tibetan artefacts to look at and I even brought along my original scrapbook from my first draft. I was interviewed by the very lovely freelance and … Continue reading RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD in the USA

WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED IS PUBLISHED

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome When the Mountains Roared into the world! To celebrate I held a launch party at Waterstones in Bath with a leopard print theme! There was lots of cake, a reading, a fantastic interview session with lovely bookseller Bex, and a signing.   This was followed by a book tour! I visited schools, libraries and literary festivals. Meeting and chatting to … Continue reading WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED IS PUBLISHED

Jess Butterworth’s Top Tips For Creating Setting for Writers&Artists

Top Tips On Creating Setting by Jess Butterworth, from writersandartists.co.uk As a child I often imagined I was on adventures in the wilderness without my parents in tow. My grandparents were avid David Attenborough fans and I used to watch wildlife documentaries with them before acting the scenes out: pretending I was climbing to the top of a rainforest; rescuing a pelican from a cliff or … Continue reading Jess Butterworth’s Top Tips For Creating Setting for Writers&Artists

Reflections on becoming an Author

When I was ten years old, my primary school asked if I wanted to attend a creative writing workshop with Philip Pullman at Bath Spa University. I, of course, said yes. I loved writing, Philip Pullman, and the prospect of leaving school for the day. I remember the workshop was held in the castle on campus. We created all sorts of imaginary worlds before Philip … Continue reading Reflections on becoming an Author