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author and storyteller

Welcome to my website where you can explore my books, and find out about me,  

Current news

Come and join me at  The Big Family Art event part of the Picture A Story illustration exhibition  at Half Moon Theatre, Limehouse

Saturday 9th December at 2pm

Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain

with author Margaret Bateson-Hill (booking link)
| Ages 4+ | 30 mins | Children £7 |  Accompanying adults FREE (please reserve a ticket as space is limited)

A paper-craft adventure! Listen to Margaret Bateson-Hill tell the story of Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain, inspired by the Chinese art of paper cutting. Start by learning how to make a simple geometric shape and then become more adventurous with your own unique snowflake, butterfly, flower or dragon mask.

St Margaret's Church 500th birthday party

I was delighted to be invited  to tell dragon stories at the 500th birthday party for St Margaret’s at Westminster Abbey. A fascinating Tudor church that sits next to the Abbey.

Stepping into Stories Festival 2024

Currently working towards the next Stepping into Stories 

30th January- 4th February 2024. Watch this space for more info, especially news of a story making competition launching soon

 I am fully booked for the week of World Book Day 2024 (4-8 March). I have good 
availability  the weeks before and the rest of March. Do check out my calendar page.

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Projects I'm involved in


I am a member of Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy

For more info, especially about the CWISL writing Shout!festivals, please contact

or visit the CWISL website

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Looking for a Patron of Reading?

I am available again having been Patron of Reading at Cypress Primary School for two years. Click here  to see some of your amazing activities

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