Watch out dragons... Here be Aaron!

Aaron Gray and the Dragon War Is now available as a book and ebook.

Aaron is a brat, which is understandable after everything he's been through. He also sees dragons when he hums, which isn't understandable by anyone, ever. He soon gets sucked into the dragons' dangerous war, where his only defences are his embarrassingly magical fingernails, and a fierce, ten-year-old girl.

Available everywhere across the world! Check out goodreads / amazon uk / amazon us / barnes & noble / book depository or your favourite book or ebook retailer.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Dragon In Space!

See this rocket?

Well that rocket sent this capsule into space:

And that capsule is called...

The SpaceX Dragon V2


This is obviously the coolest name for a spaceship ever. But why? Why is it called Dragon?

Well the capsule is made by a company called SpaceX, owned by a very rich man called Elon Musk. When he made SpaceX, loads of people told him that he couldn't possibly make successful rockets and capsules. They said it was all in his imagination. So he named the capsule "Dragon" after Puff the Magic Dragon, a story about a boy and his imaginary dragon.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

500 Words: One Week to go!

There's slightly less than one week to go until the entries have to be in for Radio 2's 500 words competition!

This exciting competition is for any 5-13-year-olds who just want to tell a story. The judges don't care about spelling or grammar or that kind of stuff. Instead they care about these things:

1) Is the story original and imaginative?

The judges are looking for a story that they've never heard before. They say they want something that's creative, imaginative and fun!

2) Characterisation

The judges want to believe that the characters in your story are real! How do they act? Can the judges see the world through your characters' eyes?

3) Plot

Is the story told in a way that makes you want to read right to the end? What's keeping the reader interested?

4) Language

This isn't spelling or grammar, but about how cleverly you use language to tell your story. You can have fun, play with words, and even make up your own words as long as it's clear what you mean!

5) Enjoyment

Do the judges love your story? Will it make them laugh, cry, or hide under a blanket because they're so scared? All of these are good things! 

How to enter

Just write your story of up to 500 words, and when you think you've got it perfect get a parent to send it to radio 2 via their website. It has to be all done before 7pm on Friday 8th March, and they're really strict and won't read it if you're late.

Loads more information can be found at

I'm off to help my daughter with her entry.