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!
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.
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!).