Perkins is a wise old tabby cat with a problem: His 8-year-old owner insists on doing his picture for a “Paint Your Pet” competition. Perkins is very fond of Lexie, but really! All he wants in life is a little peace and quiet. Perkins doesn’t expect to find a surprising talent of his own. . . .
I've been writing books for children since 1976 and have published more than 90 books for readers of all ages from babies to teenagers. In 2003, my first adult novel was published (FACING THE LIGHT) and I've written three others, all published by Orion.
I've also published poetry and have reviewed for the Guardian and the Times Educational Supplement