Award-winning screenwriter and novelist
I published my first book for children, Hunting Gumnor in 1999. Along with Compass Murphy (2001) and The Ship Thief (2004) it forms my Running Tide Trilogy, interconnected stories of adventure at sea in the age of sail and beyond.
Hunting Gumnor was runner-up for the Branford Boase award, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Compass Murphy was Observer Book of the Week, shortlisted for the Askews Award, and optioned as a feature film.
Abigail's Gift is a stand-alone novel for a similar age group (10-12 and upwards)
I have also published three illustrated books for younger children: Into the Storm, Operation Hope and Tommy Trouble which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal.