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Welcome to my website for younger readers.
If you want to find out more about me as a writer, my stories and the worlds
I’ve created, you’re in the right place.
Enjoy exploring and discovering!
The Christmas Pig - read by Amaka Okafor
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - read by Stephen Fry
The Ickabog - read by J.K. Rowling
Quidditch Through the Ages - read by Andrew Lincoln
The Song of The Ickabog - The Ickabog
The Christmas Pig Family EventRead more
First Look at the Order of the Phoenix Illustrated EditionRead more
The Christmas Pig: An Online EventRead more
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: MinaLima Edition published todayRead more
I spent a year living in Paris, while I was studying for my degree in French and Classics at Exeter University.
I was on a train from Manchester to London when I came up with the idea for Harry Potter. The train was delayed, and as I sat there, all the details of a black-haired, bespectacled boy-wizard just bubbled up in my brain…
My two West Highland terriers are called Bronte and Emma.
When I was a child, I read absolutely anything. These books are the ones I particularly loved then and read time and time again.
When I’m writing, my absolute favourite thing to drink is tea. My husband sometimes brings me a cup, without me even asking.
The thistle is an emblem of Scotland, where I have lived since 1993.