Hello! I’m Anthony. Welcome.
Born in a cauldron of fire, after two volcanos collided under howling winds and raging, electric storms, I’m-
Okay, I’m from the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset in the UK really. But I’ve always loved to exaggerate. That’s why I enjoy being a children’s author. You’re allowed to let your imagination run wild and make stuff up!
I’ve travelled around a lot and lived in places like California, Portsmouth and Wales but – for now – I live with my two mischievous black cats (Sherlock and Watson) and my girlfriend, Amy, by the Torridge Estuary in North Devon.
At the moment, I’m writing a series of children’s picture books (coincidentally, about two mischievous cats). I have just finished a pirate fantasy novel for Middle-Grade aged children, and am now working on a new, exciting time-travel adventure series with the wonderful and inspiring Imogen Cooper – Golden Egg Academy director and senior editor at children’s publisher, Chicken House/Scholastic.
I’ve written books, scripts and articles for Nickelodeon, Disney, Harpercollins, Macmillan, Dreamworks, BBC, Guardian, The Wrap, Haymarket Publishing (Children & Young People Now), Parragon, Paramount, CiTV and have trained professional scriptwriters in Los Angeles on how to write for children. I’ve also written scripts for Doctor Who comics and been a professional writing competition judge for the prestigious Bath Novel Award.
As an experienced youth worker too, my new fave thing is to run fun Science workshops, making tons of yucky, slurpy slime with children aged 3 to 14. Find out more about that here.
I love dunking Digestive biscuits in tea (otherwise I can’t seem to write…they must have hidden magical powers), walking along the river amongst nature, and using telepathy to ask my cats to bring me breakfast in bed every morning (ha, I wish!).