BAFTA Rocliffe screenplay winner

I am thrilled to say that I’m a BAFTA Rocliffe winner! My feature script ‘Chosen’, exploring the scandalous love affair between Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, won the 2018 screenplay competition.

An excerpt from the screenplay will be performed on Dec 3rd at BAFTA - more info here.


A Kingdom Falls named a 'Book of Year'

Thrilled to say that Gordon Askew has named A Kingdom Falls to his Books of the Year 2017, in some very impressive company.

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Mr Askew is a tireless promoter of literature for young people, and was awarded an MBE for his dedication. His site is packed with intelligent, in-depth, and generous reviews for children's, MG, and YA novels, and I urge you to check it out.

His detailed review of the the entire Ravenmaster Trilogy is here.


Wishin' and Hopin' Selected for BFI Flare

Very excited to announce that 'Wishin' and Hopin', a short film I wrote with director Jacqueline Pepall, has been selected for BFI Flare 2018.

BFI Flare is an amazing, BAFTA-qualifying festival, and it is a huge honour to be a part of it. For info on the festival and screening times, please visit here.


Lorenzo in 30 interview

Catch my interview with Lorenzo in 30, where I talk about writing and all things Ravenmaster Trilogy...

I come on at the 4:00 minute mark. (Or we can pretend that's me singing, too.)

Book signing at Indigo, Saint John

To celebrate the paperback release of 'What the Raven Brings,' I will be signing books from 1-3pm on Saturday, August 5th.

I'm only in town for the weekend, so come and say hi - especially those of you I haven't seen in a while...

Please RSVP here.

Ophelia's End at LIFF 2017

'Ophelia's End' is an Official Selection of the London Independent Film Festival 2017.

Frailty thy name is Hamlet. 'Ophelia's End' recasts Ophelia is the lead role, and she fakes her madness to escape Elsinore and the world of Hamlet.

Written by John Owen Theobald, directed by Jacqueline Pepall, produced by Rebecca Gaines. Great Lake Films, 2016.

Our screening time is Friday, 14 April at 19:30. Get tickets here: