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Just to give you an idea of what to expect from my novels: I would say they are dramatic and often hard-hitting. I don’t pull any punches or hold back on detail and depth just because I’m writing for children. In fact, the only reason I call them ‘children’s’ books is that they have children as the main characters, but I’ve found that they are just as likely to be enjoyed by adults. My limericks collection, There Was An Old Fellow From Skye, is also adult-friendly!

Teachers, would you like me to visit your school? My lively workshops inspire reluctant boys and keen readers alike!  Click here for more information, or contact me on or 07719 814429.

Free teaching resources for some of my books are available here.

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I have written several short novels for Serial Mash, the fantastic online reading resource for primary schools by 2Simple. (Serial Mash is part of Purple Mash.) More of my stories are coming to Serial Mash soon!

Illustrated by Brett Gowlett and Lillian Ip-Koon

A recent endorsement for Just the Beginning from Class 6, The Mosley Academy:

“We are writing to you from The Mosley Academy as we have read your book - Just the Beginning - on Serial Mash. All of the children were constantly on the edge of their seats whilst reading each chapter. We wanted to contact you and let you know how amazing it was.”

Pupils’ reviews:

“It’s gripping and it leaves you on a cliff hanger so you want to read more! I loved how they both had to compete with each other to save their families”

“I loved this story but I hated when I had to wait a whole TWO DAYS to read the rest of it.”

“This is a very dramatic story which is good because it doesn’t leave out any details.”

“What I really like about this story is you really don’t know whose side to be on. Mia could lose her dad, but Ennio could [lose] his gran.”

“A real gripper and waiting every day to read the next chapter wow it almost made me want to go to school!”

“When I was reading this story it made me go funny inside. I went through lots of different emotions including anger and happiness.”

16 of my books for upper Key Stage 1 are coming soon from various publishers, including Oxford University Press and Buttercup Publishing!

I am one of the two authors who write the reading material and comprehension questions for the 2Eskimos Reading Assessment.

Books for adults:

When writing for adults rather than children, I write as David Hall. And I Wish I’d Asked Why is a collection of short stories for adults., and Gordon Medley’s Final Frontier is a comedy sci-fi novel. Find out more here.

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I run a writers’ group in Grosmont, and we have now published two collections of our short stories, Time Well Spent and Wild and Penned. Find out more here.


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