The Tribers - Bee, Jonno, Keener, Fifty and Copper Pie - have fun getting in and out of adventures. Fifty causes all sorts of mayhem when he accidentally kidnaps his sister. Keener is too busy working out how to mountainboard to remember he's dog-sitting Bee's Labradoodle. Bee does a good job of forgetting her birthday, then remembering it, and then wishing she hadn't. And all the Tribers have a difficult dilemma when their arch-enemy, Callum, gets falsely accused. Should they help or not? It's non-stop for Tribe.
Hello everyone who shops on amazon,
I write the Tribe series. There are four books so far - The Day the Ear Fell Off (previously called Jonno Joins), A Thousand Water Bombs (previously called Goodbye Copper Pie), Labradoodle on the Loose and Monkey Bars and Rubber Ducks. The books are about five friends and all the stuff they get up to, and in to and out of, at school and at home and in between. The best response I've had from a reader was a boy who said to his Dad, 'Dad, how does she know? It's just like me and my friends.'
The Tribers still have a lot of adventures ahead of them so I'm hoping there'll be many more in the series.
The best thing about being a writer is hearing children talk about the characters I've invented, and quoting bits to me. The other day a boy in a workshop I was running said, 'I like the bit when Fifty says "Mums aren't meant to be interested in their children. Children like danger and sugar, that's it".'
I do lots of school and library visits taking my big box of props with me.
Tribe: Jonno Joins won the Hull Children's Book Award 2010.
Tribe: Labradoodle on the Loose was part of the 2011 Summer Reading Challenge run by libraries to promote reading in the long summer holiday.