CHILDREN’S ASTRONOMY AND SPACE BOOKS
To date I have had over a dozen original spaceflight and astronomy titles published, and have worked on over a dozen other titles as an editor/consultant/expert. Most of my work has been for USBORNE PUBLISHING, but I have also written for and worked with Ladybird, Monkey Puzzle, Kingfisher, Viking Kestrel, Raintree Publishing and other publishing houses..
My latest books:- “EXTREME SCIENCE: Space Tourist” - was published last September…
…and my most recent book – “COMETS, ASTEROIDS AND METEORS“…
…is out now! :-)
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
I have had articles and features published in many newspapers and magazines. I have my own weekly column in The Westmorland Gazette and a monthly column in the Cockermouth Post newspapers, and also have written in the past for “CUMBRIA LIFE” magazine.
I have also had articles and features published in major monthly astronomy magazines, including the US “SKY & TELESCOPE” magazine and the UK astronomy magazines “ASTRONOMY NOW” and “THE SKY AT NIGHT”.
When I’m not writing children’s astronomy books and magazine or newspaper articles, I enjoy writing “astro-poetry”, that’s poetry based on and inspired by astronomy- and spaceflight-related stories in the news, and by the universe we live in too. I’m very happy to be able to say that not only has my poetry been published in several astronomy magazines, but has also been featured on a number of official NASA websites (see Links below).
You can find my poetry website – “The ‘Verse” – by clicking on the link over there on the right. You can also find some of my poems on other websites by following these links…
Hear one of my poems read out on “Planetary Radio“
Read my poem “The Messenger Approaches” on the official MESSENGER Mercury probe website
Read my poem “Messenger’s Memories” on the official MESSENGER Mercury probe website
Read my poem “From A Distance” on the official EPOXI mission website
Listen to The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla reading my Phoenix poem “Arrival“