Hello! I’m Anthony. Welcome.
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, Devon, Scotland and Wales but – for now – I live with my mischievous, adventurous black cat, Watson, in Frome.
At the moment, I’m writing a series of middle-grade pirate adventure books for Guppy Books as well as doing some picture books for other publishers. One of these is called The Wish Fish and there’s more details about that on another page.
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, I’ve run fun Science workshops – making tons of yucky, slurpy slime with children aged 3 to 14 – and done other exciting things such as run the Edinburgh Book Festival Imagination Lab (entertaining 8000 kids in 20 days!), live in a forest, climb mountains, and work with children who have special needs.
I love eating chocolate mini-rolls, dunking Digestive biscuits in tea (otherwise I can’t write…they must have hidden magical powers), walking in the countryside, and using telepathy to ask my cat, Watson, to bring me breakfast in bed every morning (ha, I wish!).