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Love shoes, laughing, peanut butter and writing. Laughing+writing = good. Shoes+peanut butter = bad!

Background Information


One of my best memories is spluttering with laughter at the back of the classroom because my friend had said something funny, and being desperate for the teacher not to see me.  I look back on my childhood and I remember laughing. A lot. And you know, it didn't do me any harm at all. I passed all my exams, went to university and gained a BA (hons) in English and Lingustics. And here I am now, doing something I love - writing for children!

I'm a great believer in children learning more through having fun than through having facts rammed down their throats. What I want more than anything is for children to laugh when they read my books and hopefully what they've read will trigger off thoughts of their own.

I wish I could change the world because there's a lot that needs putting right, but unfortunately I can't. What I hope to be able to do is make people smile, feel happy. And that's a start isn't it?

When I was little I loved 'Paddington' books by Michael Bond and the 'Just William' books by Richmal Crompton, story-tellers both who stand the test of time. As far as contemporary influences go there are way too many to mention, but the ones who leap out are Francesca Simon, of 'Horrid Henry' fame, Jaqueline Wilson of so many wonderful books and the fabulous Louise Rennison who created Georgia Nicolson and her diaries.

I have written for lots of different age-groups and have had several books published in the Toytown series as well as 13 in the popular 'Sleepover Club' series. Both of which are published by HarperCollins. As well as my forthcoming book 'The Extremely Very Scrambled Up World of Little Doogs' I am also writing a book for early teens which is partly set in Zambia.

Birth Place
Halifax,  England
Additional Information

"The Extremely Very Scrambled Up World of Little Doogs' is published on February 10th by Matador. It is my first collaboration with my friend Ian Sanders and is about a diverse and quirky bunch of animal characters. I have lots of visits planned to schools and libraries which should be a lot of fun!

Favorite Links

Fiona Cummings
Find out more about me: things you didn't know about me, things you did, and things that you might not want to!

The Schnoops
This gives lots of background to the characters in 'The Extremely Very Scrambled Up World of Little Doogs' and has the first three chapters of the book to download FREE!

Fiona on the Flipside
What goes on in my day to day life - scary!

Life with the Schnoops
Little Doogs' observations on life!

Norway to Spitzberg - photobook - by Albert Russo

the magnificence of the Norwegian fjords and the polar circle, a saga of the midnight sun...  
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