After many happy years teaching Primary School children story writing, and reading children’s novels and poetry to them at story time, I am now writing my own adventure stories which I hope you will find exciting. It was when I had written my third book that I realised I was writing the sort of stories I wanted in my own classroom. Books about the lives of children who lived many years ago, in places that my classes visited on our environmental study trips. Other teachers then found the books a useful addition to their study work and many schools have them in their classrooms. But they are really exciting adventures, and I hope you will enjoy reading them. I intend to finish River Dark soon, but more about that, and my next books, on the news page, later.