New Book Alert!

I’m very excited to announce that I have a new book coming out on 23rd January! Find Your Girl Squad is co-authored with brilliant Clinical Psychologist, Angharad Rudkin and follows a girl called Poppy as she tries to deal with friendship problems. It’s part fiction but also part non-fiction, giving you real tips on how to deal with those horrible times when your friends seem to be your enemies! Although it deals with a serious subject, Find Your Girl Squad is also funny and upbeat, so perfect for fans of my other books. It also has loads of illustrations by ace illustrator, Sarah Jennings. Check out the funky cover and sneak previews below!





Working Like a Mole!

A rather late, ‘Happy New Year’ – late because I’ve been as busy as a workaholic mole (I think they work hard, all that digging!) to get my new book written. It’s now with my agent and I be working on revisions over the coming months. Finishing a book is a similar feeling to finishing your exams – you wake up the next morning wondering what to do with your brain. But that feeling doesn’t last long. I’ve got an idea for a new story which I want to get on with – once I’ve caught up on all the things I haven’t done while I’ve been writing, like clearing out the airing cupboard and taking the dog to the groomers – you know, the glamorous stuff. Hope you’re all busy too – keep on moling!


Get Involved in the Laugh Out Loud Awards!


lollies Really exciting news this week – ‘Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco’ has been shortlisted in the first ever ‘Laugh Out Loud Awards’ (nicknamed the ‘Lollies’)!

This is a new award celebrating everything funny in children’s books. A panel, chaired by none other than the great Mr Michael Rosen, has chosen a selection of the funniest books published last year and now they need schools to vote for their favourites. Your school can get involved, too! All you have to do is read the books and vote – easy. You don’t even have to read them all – although the more you read the funnier life gets! If you’d like to persuade your school to get involved in the ‘Lollies’ there’s a link here to a letter for you to take to your teacher. Lollies Letter

Or if you are a teacher (in which case – get back to work, those books won’t mark themselves!) there’s a link for you here. scholastic.co.uk/lollies

So get reading and get laughing!


If you vote for mine I’ll give you a front row seat when I build my first Inter-stellar Galaxy Travellator.


I haven’t actually started building yet…


It’s Good to be Back!



Sorry for the long absence. We’ve had lots of technical difficulties with the site and with some horrible viruses, which we didn’t want to pass on, so we decided to take it down for a while. Luckily, I have some super people at my publishers who know exactly what to do when this sort of thing happens, so now we are all systems go again! Well, almost all systems… we are still having a few problems with the contact form but these should be fixed shortly, so if you don’t hear back from me straight away please be patient.


Shelf above my desk.

Still, I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you that my new book, ‘Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster’ is out now. It’s a lovely bright green so you’ll be able to spot it on the bookshelves from halfway across the room! I love how they all look side by side on my shelves. In the new book Emily’s dad causes her some ultra-embarrassment (as dads often do), and there’s also a role for Lord Alan Sugar, or should I say, Mrs Lovetofts! I hope you enjoy it. A lovely person reviewed it on Amazon and said it was their favourite so far, that made me very happy!
Now that we’re all up and running again I will be posting much more often so check back in a few days and see what’s new.
Happy reading!
Ruth x