I’m delighted that Book 4 in the Young David series – David and the Lonely Prince – is heading to the printers! It will be available from late June, but you can pre-order your copy now at the Crafty Publishing shop or pop in to your local bookshop and ask them to order it for you. Once again it has been a delight working with the talented and extremely humble Amy Barnes. Well done Amy on another beautiful book!

In this latest book in the series, Young David is invited to a sleepover at King Saul’s palace. But will David and the king’s son ever become friends? Prepare yourself for high diving sheep, giant spiral staircases and a right royal game of hide ‘n seek.

David and the Giant book launch

David and the GiantI will be reading from my new book, David and the Giant, at CLC Bookshop, Newcastle on Saturday 4 August at 2pm. Bring along your 3 – 7 year-old sprogs. There will be juice, biscuits and colouring. Please share this with anyone you know with children / nieces / nephews/ grandchildren in that age bracket who live in and around the Newcastle area.

If you haven’t yet managed to get your hands on the first two books, David and the Hairy Beast and David and the Kingmaker, they will also be available to purchase on the day, signed by the author. If you can’t make it to the reading, you can buy the books from Amazon and many other bookshops around the UK.

Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the pages from the book:

Goliath and the sheep

I’ve been giving tips on writing children’s picture books over at the very popular Morgen Bailey’s blog I talk about my process in writing the Myro the Microlight series and the Young David series. Oh, and by the way, work is well under way on the next in the Young David series, David and the Giant! I’ll give you a sneak preview in a few weeks time …