I’m glad you found your way here. Having a weirdly spelt name means it can be tricky to find my website. Few people get the spelling of Paeony Lewis right the first time and instead type Peony Lewis, Peaony Lewis, Peonie Lewis, Penny Lewis, Posy Louis...
So welcome and thanks for visiting my website. Here you can find out about me, my books for children, school visits, adult courses, writing tips, plus a special section on naming characters in books.
I hope you’ll linger long enough to peek at the section called All About Names. If you click Author Name Secrets you will discover secrets from children’s authors on how they name the characters in their books. Some characters are named after people that authors know. The name of one character came to an author in a dream. I’ve found it intriguing.
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No More Yawning and Best Friends or Not?, are recorded by CBeebies for
BBC Radio. Yeah!
I’m one of a group of children’s authors who’ve got together to write blogs at the Picture Book Den.
Click here to visit my blog on writing picture books. You’ll also see the worst drawing in the world of a bunny! Or click here for a list of links to my blogs.
Plus recently I’ve written five books for a South Korean publisher. It was a great experience to write for young children who are learning to speak and read English as a second language.
School Visits 2013-2014
I always enjoy visiting schools and libraries (nursery, KS1 and KS2). Please click Author Visits to find out more.
Ad Ed Courses for Adults on Writing Children’s Books, 2013 and 2014
It’s reassuring that my courses this autumn with Adult Education at Wensum Lodge are full. If you weren’t able to get a place then there’s the opportunity to join another course in January 2014.
Please click Courses for further info:.
Writing Children’s Picture Books (Wednesday evening class, 7-9pm, 8 weeks, starting 22.1.14)
I always get a thrill from seeing foreign editions of my books and I’m looking forward to seeing the new Brazilian edition of Best Friends or Not?.
One of my favourites is an overseas edition of I’ll Always Love You that’s in Arabic (I think the writing is especially attractive and it’s read from right to left, which is the opposite direction to Western writing). Happy reading!
Learning to read
Do you think school reading scheme books are easy to write? Think again! There are so many restrictions on the words you can use, it’s almost like doing a word puzzle. But I definitely enjoyed retelling the Grimm’s fairytale Hans in Luck for a new Oxford Reading Tree series.