Victoria Mouse


Hearing from readers

One of the loveliest things about writing books is hearing from readers who enjoy your stories. I have selected some of the pictures I’ve been sent to share with you. Two young readers, Kitty and Willow (above) are holding their favourite Victoria Mouse books. I’d love to see your pictures too, so please do e-mail … read more

Sketch Development

I was recently asked about sketch development for the Chilli and Pickles books, so I’ve posted some original drawings along side their final counterparts, to show how illustrations change from initial concept to final print. There are numerous reasons why pictures change and I have selected a few different ones. Alterations due to safety concerns … read more

Workshops for Children

I have recently run some workshops for children which combine reading, story telling and drawing. They encourage little people to be as creative as possible, allowing them to make the most of their imaginations. The Format I usually start by telling them a bit about the characters, so I might introduce them to Victoria and … read more

The Year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog.  What better time to launch my new series following the adventures of two mischievous dogs called Chilli and Pickles? A bit of information about the Dog Within the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog is a true companion, associated with loyalty, honesty, intelligence, and a strong sense of right and … read more

Encouraging reading

Reading is Fun Encouraging reading is essential, but the most important thing is to make it fun!  It is fun and should not be a chore. Children can create amazing fantasy world’s in their head, where anything is possible and it is important to nurture this imagination, not crush it. A love for books and … read more

Fun Drawing Games

My Top Fun Drawing Games Drawing is Fun. There is nothing quite like putting a pen or pencil to paper and seeing what emerges. I grew up playing fun drawing games and have developed more along the way. Here are my top 3 drawing games. They are simple but amazing fun. They can also be … read more