Forces Families

armed forces covenant collectionMy Rugby Academy & Wings series are in the Armed Forces Covenant Collection, which provides support for young people, whose friends or family members are serving in the armed forces.


Rugby Academy

Rugby AcademyThis series was inspired by children of serving RAF personnel, and I used their input to get life as a Service child right.

In the first book of this series, Combat Zone, football-mad Woody finds himself stuck in a rugby-obsessed British boarding school, as his dad is being deployed overseas.


Wings take to the skiesThe Wings series

The Wings series is about four children at a football summer camp near an old airfield.  They mysteriously find  themselves propelled back in time.  Only if they can learn how to fly the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon, will history will lead them on a flightpath back to the present.

The series features:

    • the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon
    • the famous Ace flyer Hardit Singh Malik from the First World War
    • female pilots of today and yesteryear
    • airshows
    • flight simulators
    • RAF museums
    • making model aircrafts

Over The Line

Somme Anniversary Edition
A powerful historical novel about a real footballer’s experience in the First World War. It’s 1914 and Jack is making his debut as a professional footballer. But the match is marred by a demonstration demanding that the players sign up to do their duty in France.  It is not long before Jack is bound for the trenches with the Footballers’ Battalion.


RCall of Dutyead my free short story Call of Duty about a modern footballer going to war here.




I am currereading force flyerntly working with Reading Force who promote sharing and talking about books with children in British Armed Service  families.

You can find out more about that here.




I  launched Reading Force at Le Cateau School in North Yorkshire, and managed to get the Head Teacher playing football in the school hall.  Find out about theReading Force Roadshow here.

I am also the RAF Museum children’s author in residence.

hornbill schoolI have just visited Hornbill School in Brunei.



RAF News competition

RAF News competition


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