And the winner of the Acrostic Competition is…

May 30, 2010 at 5:09 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


CONGRATULATIONS to Jayesh Chatlani of Class 3C, Kowloon Junior School who has won first place in the Acrostic Competition! Jayesh wins a signed copy of one of my books, which will be posted to him this week!

Here is Jayesh’s winning entry, which he sent to me in a beautiful powerpoint presentation:

J is for joy, laughter and happiness!
A is for awesome, out of this world!
Y is for yearn, your inner most desire!
E is for enjoyable, when you feel the best!
S is for special, one of a kind!
H is for happiness, full of smiles!

Jayesh is the best!!!!

Well done Jayesh!

See my competition page this week for the names and entries of the nine runners-up!

Take a look at my new Wicked Word for the Week!

May 30, 2010 at 3:45 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s perfect for using on teachers and parents!

10…9…8…7…6…the Neats and Grots are just around the corner!

May 30, 2010 at 2:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Only 6 more days to go before the brand new editions of A Dirty Story and An Even Dirtier Story hit the bookshelves of your favourite bookshop in Hong Kong! They’re Wacky and Wonderful, with a fold-in cover featuring a fantastic map of the Twinkle Downs, a great new Ex Libris plate for you to sign your own name, and  blurbs from the great Tony Ross and Korky Paul! AND you can buy a lovely big colourful poster map of the Twinkle Downs for your bedroom wall, featuring all your favourite characters from the books!

Thank you CISB Beijing!

May 30, 2010 at 2:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

So what does this picture of the Forbidden City in Beijing  remind you of? That’s right – the Grand Imperial Palace in The Tale of Temujin! I’ve just spent 3 days up in Beijing visiting the great kids and teachers at Canadian International School Beijing with Temujin the Tiger! The roars and the screams were deafening, but we all came out with smiles on our faces! Catch my latest update to the website photo gallery next week!

Beware all you nifty Neats – the ghastly Grots are coming to town!

May 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


If you’re a Nancy Neat or even just an Annie Average or a Johnny Just-So-So,you’d better keep your eyes peeled and your brooms at the ready – the Grots are returning in just three weeks now to a bookstore near you! The Dirty Stories are back at the printers for a fabulous new third edition, with a wacky and wonderful new map of the Twinkle Downs inside the foldout front cover! So get your gloves on – there’s going to be filth and fun galore as the dastardly deeds continue on the Twinkle Downs…

Harriet Houdini replies…

May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Well hello there, it’s Harriet Houdini (actually, I’m really called Cherry Blossom – Chezza for short – but my mum decided to call me Harriet Houdini after the great escape artist Harry Houdini, when I escaped from my cage one  day and hid in the fanbelt of the airconditioner!). I wish to make it perfectly clear that I have no particular desire to chat to Bobby or any other dog for that matter. Bobby doesn’t speak Hamster, or Rodent, or anything remotely resembling my language and frankly I think he’s BORING! Give me a canary to talk to any day ….

Dog Blog #2: It’s a dog’s life!

May 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WOOOOFF! It’s your canine buddy Bobby again, with a sad message to all my fans out there. You know, it’s a ruff life being the dog of a busy author. I lie on my chair for hours on end, being absolutely adorable, gorgeous, intelligent and modest, with my tummy perfectly ready for a good old tickle, and does my famous mum even look in my direction? Not ONCE, not even when I give her my saddest most woebegone look out of my big brown eyes. I have to rely on the rest of my family – the girls, my dad and my helper Zel (who is the love of my life) – to give me lots of cuddles and hugs, while my mum just click clacks away on the computer, or scribble scrabbles away with a pen, or yak yak yaks on the phone.  Sometimes, I’m even reduced to talking to the hamster. I tell you, it’s a dog’s life.

The countdown begins!

May 18, 2010 at 9:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Just ten more days to go before the acrostic competition closes and the winners are announced! So if you haven’t sent me an acrostic on your name yet, you’d better get that pencil out and start writing! Remember – the best 10 entries will get published on my blog, and the winner will get a free signed copy of one of my books of their choice! Remember you must email me your entry at – if you just post your reply on my blog I won’t be able to contact you if you’re the winner!

A new wicked word is wishfully waiting for your wisit!

May 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wisit my Wicked Word page for another fabulous new word to test out on your teachers and parents, not to mention your sister, your brother, and your family pet!

It worked!

May 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment



Well, I SCREAMED and it worked! You all started writing in with fabulous entries to my acrostic competition and the contest is hotting up! Over 20 entries to date! But remember – you need to send your entry to my email address at for your entry to be valid – NOT to my blog!

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