Here is a collection of websites that I have found useful or organisations I recommend:


The National Literacy Trust
Charity working to help raise literacy levels throughout the UK.

Book Trust
UK charity that promotes books and reading.


Fiction Factor
A great website that covers pretty much everything you need to know about writing fiction. An invaluable help to me when I was writing!

Writers and Artists
Publishers of The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, and many expert articles on all aspects of writing and the book business.


National Storytelling Week
Helps promote the wonderful tradition of oral storytelling.


Dyslexia Action
A national UK charity providing practical educational support to people with dyslexia.

The British Dyslexia Association
UK campaigning group raising awareness for dyslexia in government and society at large.

Dyslexia Scotland
Scotland-focused charity that encourages and enables people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their full potential.


Lemonstone Art
The studio of Charlotte Kessler, the very talented artist who painted the book cover for Jennifer Brown and the Dagger.

Beth Hansen-Buth’s art
A huge source of inspiration when writing my book was the work of the American fantasy artist Beth Hansen-Buth. She used to have a large website showcasing her work called, which unfortunately is no longer around. However, prints of her artwork are still around, as is her current blog:


Robert Burns

Fairies and Folklore

A collection of interesting sites about fairies and other mythical creatures: