I published my first book for children, Hunting Gumnor
in 1999. Along with Compass Murphy
(2001) and The Ship Thief
(2004) it forms my Running Tide Trilogy, interconnected stories of adventure at sea in the age of sail and beyond.
Hunting Gumnor was runner-up for the Branford Boase
award, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal
. Compass Murphy was Observer Book of the Week, shortlisted for the Askews Award
, and optioned as a feature film.
is a stand-alone novel for a similar age group (10-12 and upwards)