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).
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, 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!
In the Handyman Milo episode of the BBC Tweenies, Grandpa Max reads all of my picture book I’ll Always Love You. So cute!
Plus I was amazed to see the American edition of I’ll Always Love You in a TV episode of the US teen musical drama Glee. Sue Sylvester (the psycho cheerleading teacher!) shares it with her sister in a tender moment.
I’m one of a group of children’s authors who’ve come together to write blog posts at the Picture Book Den.
Click here for links to all my picture book blog posts.
However small, it’s always nice to have new books. Thing, illustrated by Jonny Lambert, is a Level 3 reading scheme book published by OUP. Writing a story with a very restricted vocabulary is fun and feels a bit like doing a word puzzle. Plus there are meerkats!