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For e-mails about work commissions, please contact my interim agent, Emily Talbot (who’s covering for Jodie Hodges on maternity leave) at
Post: c/o Emily Talbot, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F OLE, England

(Please don’t contact me directly about illustrating your book; here’s an article I wrote about it:)

For publicity and book enquiries, you can go through these publicists:

Philippa Perry for general media-related events:
Liz Scott for general North-of-England events (she’s based in Manchester):

Harriet Bayly, Oxford University Press:
Olivia Horrox, Scholastic UK:
Alice Corrie, David Fickling Books:

Events: I’m heavily booked up for 2016 and can’t do any more school visits this year, and I’m not taking on much right now for 2017 to stay somewhat flexible with my work schedule. (If you really, really, really want me and are prepared to pay quite a lot, we could still have a chat about it.) My preferred type of event is a stage event and the best ones I do are double acts with my co-author Philip Reeve.

E-mail: I get quite a lot of e-mails, so if you’re getting in touch about a question or proposal, please check the FAQ page to see if your questions have been answered. Thanks! I’m afraid I can’t answer student surveys, but you can find out loads about me if you do some digging into my website and blog.
You can e-mail me at

I love seeing your drawings, book costumes, knitted pugs/sea monkeys pop up on Twitter! Often that’s the fastest and easiest way to contact me: @jabberworks. (But please don’t ask me to follow you so you can send me a direct message; just e-mail if you need privacy.)

Art & signing: I’m afraid I don’t have time right now to sell original artwork or sign people’s books if they send them in, but if you come to one of my events, I’d be happy to sign! Check my event page to see where I’ll be.

In the Fleece Station studio, you can go through our websites to contact Gary Northfield, Elissa Elwick and members-at-large/previous members Lauren O’Farrell, Ellen Lindner and Viviane Schwarz.