Since 1997 I have been a small publisher as well as a writer. I started Long Barn Books inspired by Virginia Woolf who, with her husband Leonard, founded and ran The Hogarth Press.

I wanted to know how publishing worked. Almost twenty years later and I am still doing it..

The latest title from Long Barn Books, THE DREAM QUILT is by the wonderful children’s writer Adele Geras, and illustrated by Valerie Greeley – who also illustrated CAN IT BE TRUE ? my own Christmas poem which has been a bestseller.

‘I threaded silk through a silver needle,

To make a cover for your bed.

Rest your head

Close your eyes.

I’ll stitch you dreams and lullabies.’

An enchanting small hardback for sleepers and quilters and children of all ages.