Lately I have been doing more writing for children. My previous books have been picture books for 5-8 year olds, but I’ve recently been writing one for 7-12 year olds called ‘Where’s the Remote?’. This is a story about the mysterious disappearance of the TV remote and how the re-discovery of it transforms the life of one girl called Ava. Ava’s Dad is an inventor (when he’s not working as a postman that is). He finds a way of transforming an ordinary TV control into a Time control device, meaning that Ava’s somewhat disorganised family will never be late for anything again. When Ava gets her hands on it, she can’t believe her luck. But after a series of funny and exciting events, Ava soon realises the huge responsibility of being able to control time.
I will be entering this book into the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing. Wish me luck!