As 2024 warms up there are lots of things bubbling away … the 6th Museum Mystery Squad story, ‘The Case from Outer Space’ which launched last year is continuing its orbit with events around various schools and book festivals.

This year also will also see work on a re-launch of ‘Grimm’ – the hotel which nobody wants to visit but one boy has to. A whole new generation of readers can see if they dare to climb Scrab Hill to see what’s behind the hotel’s front door.

I’m also working on a new picture book with Floris Books based on a popular memory game – I can’t wait to see what an illustrator does with the scenes in that book as it gets crazily chaotic! That one is scheduled to come out in early 2025.

I’m currently script-writing for the CBeebies programme Tiny Wonders. It’s great to be part of that team making those episodes and fun to write about what the Nogglin characters make of each new ‘world’ they land in.

Finally, with my consultancy ‘hat’ on, I’m working in Midlothian scoping the interest for third sector organisations to share premises and resources which might offer them a way of working better together and saving money.