Hello! I’m Anthony. Welcome.
I’ve always loved to exaggerate, and that’s why I enjoy being a children’s author – you’re allowed to let your imagination run wild and make stuff up!
My children’s middle-grade adventure novel, The Animal Lighthouse, published by Guppy Books is now available for pre-order and will be out on May 12th, 2022. More info on the Animal Lighthouse page!
I also have a STEM picture book out in UK libraries called The Wish Fish.
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 a qualified teacher and experienced youth worker of 17 years, I’ve worked across primary, secondary and college education ages, mostly with children with SEND. I’ve run fun Science workshops – making tons of yucky, slurpy slime with children aged 3 to 14 – and hosted at the Edinburgh Book Festival Imagination Lab (entertaining 8000 kids in 20 days!). I also teach adults creative writing and am a member of the Golden Egg Academy, the Society of Authors, and SCBWI.
I’ve travelled a lot and lived in the Californian Redwood Forest, Portsmouth, Los Angeles, Bath, Devon, Scotland and Wales but – for now – I live with my mischievous, adventurous black cat, Watson, in Frome.
I love eating chocolate mini-rolls, dunking Digestive biscuits in tea (they have much-misunderstood magical powers that help you write), walking in the countryside, and using telepathy to ask my cat, Watson, to bring me breakfast in bed every morning (ha, I wish!).