Amy Wants a Pet    Reading Planet: Green - Galaxy 

Rising Stars (Hachette)


Do you know someone who has always wanted a pet? It's Amy's only wish. She and her family are in for a big surprise when she finds a mysterious egg one day. 


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STAY AT HOME! Poetry and Prose for Children in Lockdown

(edited by Joan Haig, Cranachan Publishing 2020)


Read my story 'The Worst Birthday Ever' 


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Stories From Around the World  (Scholastic Classics)


A complete collection of tales, myths and legends from around the world. Featuring Aladdin, Mulan, Sinbad the Sailor and many more.



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'The Legend of Hua Mulan' in Ladybird Tales of Superheroes


Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . . Join six larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales. 


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The Big Think Stories 2019 

For 7-11 year olds 


This anthology of diverse and inclusive stories was compiled with every child in mind. 

The majority of the writers were hand-picked by myself and the stories are linked to a theme such as non-violence, looking after property, climate change, friendship and many other values that inspire empathy and self understanding.  Order here  

SCOOP Magazine Oct/Nov 2018


'The Dragon Shell' is about a girl who discovers a that her own family was part of a forgotten mystery during World World I. 


The Crew: Hot or Not? by Sam Carter (series pseudonym) 

(Franklin Watts, 2009)


Amber loves football. She's the Crew's star player. She also likes Kai and wants him to ask her out. But Kai isn't into sporty girls so Jade, Amber's best mate, comes up with a plan. 



The Crew: Day of the Dog by Sam Carter (series pseudonym)

(Franklin Watts, 2009)


Sam looks after a big dog called Buster. But Buster has other ideas and runs off. Sam and the Crew HAVE to find Buster or there will be Buster-sized trouble!

The Map of Me: True Tales of Mixed Heritage

(Decibel Prize/Penguin, 2008)


'Growing Up On Lard' (memoir)

"There was a time I when I used to love hiding in cupboards." Maisie Chan  ( Cupboard Love: A short Story)