Reading from the opening of Pica – a novel exploring environmental issues, with themes of friendship and family life. Set in the modern world, Pica, is a fantasy about the ancient magical secrets of nature.
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Luke meets a strange boy called Guy, who is bullied at school for being… different. Luke decides to give him a chance and is shown many wondrous things in the natural world. Meanwhile a magpie (Latin name: Pica pica) keeps appearing and is even tapping on his window
I have also done a reading from my novel, Myopia – following Jerry who puts an original plan of action into place when he is bullied at school. It’s a timely tale of how to stand up to racism #BlackLivesMatter
If all that is a bit too serious then my YouTube channel also includes readings of silly poems and stories for kids of all ages. Try this one: The Mad House…