BOOKS

My main background is in TV –
but I have also had several books published. Here they are.
Nickolai of the North
Nickolai is the last surviving elf in the world….. orphaned as a baby when his magical home in the caverns under the North Pole is destroyed by the wicked sorceress, Magda. She returns from exile in the fiery core of the earth to wreak revenge on the Elfin Kingdom, stealing their life force and turning them back into the lifeless rocks they came from. Only baby Nick escapes with his Light Fairy Elvina. Rescued from the jaws of Magda’s wolves by Comet, Queen of the flying reindeer, he is carried South and dropped down a chimney, where he is adopted by a human couple. As he grows up amongst humans, he soon realises he is different when he is teased and bullied because of his pointed ears. He seeks solace with the flying reindeer in the nearby forest. When he learns of his true origins, he embarks on a quest to find his true identity. He returns to the North Pole with his friends and finds a magnificent Golden City rising out of the snowy wastes…but behind the glittering façade lies something dark and unspeakable… with his rebel urchin colony, his extraordinary toy making skills and the magical powers of his Light Fairy, Nickolai embarks on a heroic battle to save the world’s children from her evil. His epic struggle culminates in his vow to carry out his Christmas mission every year – as a constant reminder that childhood is irreplaceable and must be preserved for all generations.
The story of a legendary superhero that explains once and for all why he does what he does every year.
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Nickolai's Quest
Okay. So Nickolai has saved the world. His arch enemy has been destroyed and sent back down to the Vortex. His ancestral home is restored and the world’s children are safe from Magda’s evil. Re-united with his mother, he is enjoying celebrity status, worshipped, adored by all and feted as a hero and saviour of the Kingdom. The Solstice Mission is scheduled to go ahead. Everything is in place - but there is one missing piece of the jigsaw – how is he going to cheat time and deliver his toys to all the world’s children in one night? It seems an impossible mission.

And no-one is listening to him. What’s more, he’s struggling with the pressures of fame, restricted by lack of privacy and freedom, trying to make sense of his new world, and to cap it all, there’s this bossy, stuck up princess, heir to the kingdom, who keeps interfering and trying to tell him what to do!

Little does he know that his problems are only just beginning. Terrible dangers await him and a dark force is trying to stop his mission and destroy him. Determined to keep his promise to the world’s children....
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Goddess in Pyjamas
When 12 year old Venus Matthews is abducted in the middle of the night to a faraway planet to find she is the living re-incarnation of their male god Sunev, she just wants to go home. Her parents will be worried sick and she’s got a maths test tomorrow. But destiny compels her to stay and save this world…...and she’s only got till tomorrow morning earth time to do it!

‘ Goddess in Pyjamas is great. Wonderfully written, with a lovely light humorous edge that feels just right. I like Lucy’s voice very much.’ CLIFF MCNISH, AUTHOR OF ‘THE DOOMSPELL TRILOGY’, ‘BREATHE’ AND ‘ANGEL’

From the author of the ‘Nickolai’ series, this is ‘Hitch-hikers Guide’ meets ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Venus finds it really embarrassing being worshipped in her pyjamas. They’re not even her best ones! It’s also a bit disconcerting that her previous incarnation was a bloke - and she’s a girl! But according to Divine Prophecy, she is The One, brought back to save this world. This really is the final straw after a pants day at school. Venus has fallen out with her best mate, been teased about being asked to the school disco by Colin Drummond, the Archgeekon of Geekdom, stalked by a weird boy and glared at by an even weirder looking supply teacher. She hates her new secondary school! That night, Venus wakes up with an overpowering urge to go outside. Next thing she’s being attacked by a UFO and chased round the streets. With her pet cat Pluto following at her heels, she takes refuge in an empty pub. The stalker boy from school, now curiously clad in a spacesuit, bundles her into a spacepod and it’s bye bye earth. Further shocks follow when the boy reveals a third eye in his forehead and her cat turns into a six foot black panther, claiming to be the High Priest of her old temple. They’re taking her back to her home planet of Ventura – where’s she got this Great Destiny to fulfil. She is the living reincarnation of their spiritual leader Sunev, who was assassinated many centuries ago by the Chagrinians – an evil reptilian race from the planet’s underground ocean. Pluto transported her soul to earth to be re-incarnated, then turned into a domestic pet to look after her. Now the evil ‘Chags’ are back – and she’s had to be brought back ahead of Prophecy. The UFO was trying to ‘take her out’ before she could return to Ventura and the boy got her out just in time. After a scary journey through space, they land on Ventura, winner of ‘Most Beautiful Planet in the Universe’ Award several centuries running. It has 3 moons, a huge sun that never stops shining and a population of strange hybrid species from earth’s ancient mythology. Here things like merpeople and winged humans are real! It’s a tough call, living up to the memory of a charismatic world leader, but if Venus doesn’t fulfil her mission by tomorrow morning earth time, ( several weeks Ventura time) her soul will go to limbo forever! With trusty allies Skye and Pluto, Venus boldly hitches up her jim jams, grasps her destiny, plucks up her courage and sets off on her dangerous mission, travelling through strange and shifting landscapes and pursued by the Emperor Tyranog’s terrifying beasts of war. She returns to earth at dawn a different, more confident girl – although her pyjamas are somewhat worse for wear…..
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Skye's Secret Mission
An exciting prequel to the sci fi fantasy adventure ‘Goddess in Pyjamas’, set on a faraway planet on the other side of the universe, where creatures like mermaids and winged humans are real! When Skye discovers an evil Chagrinian plot to assassinate their spiritual leader’s current re-incarnation on Earth, he decides to carry out a daring rescue mission through space and time.
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Animal Stories
CAMILLA THE CAMEL by Lucy Daniel-Raby and Trevor Ricketts

Camilla’s hump makes her feel like a frump. But when it comes to rescuing a handsome count from the scorching desert, Camilla finds her hump saves the day!

Camilla the Camel is one of eight new titles in the hugely successful series of small format storybooks for preschool children based on the popular TV animation series Animal Stories.

Each title – based on a single TV episode – follows the amusing antics of an animal character who is struggling to overcome a particular burden in life, such as spots on the leopard, a hump on the camel, fussy eating habits of the cat and noisy neighbours of the owl. The stories are told in delightful rhyming verse, accompanied by bold colourful illustrations derived from the animation.

Funny and appealing, the complete series of sixteen titles will enthral fans of the TV programme and newcomers alike, and makes a charming set for young children to collect
SAMMY THE HIPPO by Lucy Daniel-Raby

Sticky, mucky mud! Sammy the Hippo just loves to bathe in it, and rub it between his toes. But his Mum isn’t so keen – until she discovers that mud is good for her too!

Sammy the Hippo is one of eight new titles in the hugely successful series of small format storybooks for preschool children based on the popular TV animation series Animal Stories.

Each title – based on a single TV episode – follows the amusing antics of an animal character who is struggling to overcome a particular burden in life, such as spots on the leopard, a hump on the camel, fussy eating habits of the cat and noisy neighbours of the owl. The stories are told in delightful rhyming verse, accompanied by bold colourful illustrations derived from the animation.Funny and appealing, the complete series of sixteen titles will enthral fans of the TV programme and newcomers alike, and makes a charming set for young children to collect.

ALSO PUBLISHED - Ralph the Rabbit, Eric the Elephant, Peter the Peacock.

Buy these books now at www.harpercollins.co.uk Although they are a bit difficult to get hold of.
Lily the Lost Puppy

The adventures of an abandoned pup for young readers, written under the name of Jenny Dale’s Puppy tales, for Macmillan/Working Partners.
STOP PRESS...NEW BOOK ON THE WAY
A historical fiction about a runaway teenager in restoration London. About to tackle 5th draft.

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