I’m thrilled to announce my latest children’s non-fiction book You Matter – Be Your Own Best Friend is now available. Written in collaboration with my friend Sue Hindle and illustrated by Prue Pittock, You Matter is a practical book to help children examine and deal with their emotions and feelings.

You Matter – Be Your Own Best Friend started as a conversation. A discussion between Sue and I about an increase in anxiety amongst children soon developed into an idea for a book. In 2019, before the pandemic had taken hold, Sue and I put pen to paper. Now in 2022 with the pandemic and other world events further increasing childhood anxiety, our book is even more important than we’d first anticipated.

Filled with practical ideas and filled with Prue Pittock’s bright illustrations, You Matter is a practical, empowering read that young people will return to again and again.

You Matter – Be Your Own Best Friend has been read and endorsed by teachers, school well-being staff and a psychotherapist, giving parents and caregivers confidence in its content and

Sue, Prue and I caught up on Zoom to chat about our book.