Lola’s Toybox! Coming soon!

on Jul 7, 2015

Lola has arrived! These are the first four books in the series Lola’s Toybox. The adventures of Lola, a hightop wearing girl and her best friend Buddy the clown. Together they travel to the Kingdom, through her magical toy box. Hilary Rogers and the simply perfect people at Hardy Grant have poured love and attention over these titles and they are beautiful. I’m a very happy writer today. Best get on with the next two! Have a lovely day....

Perfect Year

on Nov 14, 2014

The perfect end to a picture book writer’s year, has to be seeing your story turned into such beautiful and heartwarming images. The most wonderful Freya Blackwood has taken my little text PERFECT and made it…well.. perfect – I think. Can’t wait to see this book, early next year. And what a year it will be. With luck and a fair wind I’ll have two picture books released in 2015, and the first four books in a new series too. LOLA’S TOYBOX. I have just received the first drawings for CRUSTS – a book about a little boy who saves his crusts – then saves the world…obviously. It’ll be another Matt Ottley masterpiece. As 2014 draws to an end I count myself the luckiest author in the world – to have my stories illustrated by two such magicians. Have a lovely Christmas – and a happy, healthy new year. Thank you for reading. –...

A little bit of Perfect

on Oct 31, 2014

Thought I’d just share this beautiful little illustration for an upcoming book called PERFECT. I’m so very lucky to be working with Freya Blackwood on this one, she brings such an amazing warmth to the words. The story is really about a perfect day, or perhaps a perfect summer. I’ve been lucky enough to see the full version in pencil sketches and Freya has done such a fantastic job – it already feels like a forever book! Not exactly sure of the release date but I’ll post it here as soon as I know. Have a look at Freya’s website or her FB page to get a better feeling for her marvelous work. Happy days to all. Danny

Parachute Trailer

on Oct 30, 2014

Parachute Trailer

A Glimpse of 2015

on Oct 30, 2014

“Tree” Nomination!

on Jun 30, 2014

PARACHUTE has been short listed by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for the Picture book of the year. Of course it is due to the beautiful artwork by Matt Ottley and the wonderful attention to detail by the editor Margrete, and all at Little Hare. Can’t quite believe it. Many thanks to all those who have been in contact, and for all the good wishes. A top day!