The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing. Puffin. May 2020.
The man whose maths saved millions of lives.
Alan Turing was a mathematician, scientist and codebreaker who helped defeat the Nazis in the Second World War with his incredible decoding of secret messages from enemy soldiers. Discover his life story in this beautifully illustrated book, from his childhood as a quiet boy who loved maths, to becoming one of the most important scientists and codebreakers in history. Packed full of incredible stories, fantastic facts and dynamic illustrations, Extraordinary Lives shines a light on important modern and historical figures from all over the world.
The Extraordinary Life of Freddie Mercury. Puffin. May 2020.
The story of a man whose music changed the world.
Farrokh Bulsara was a young boy who loved music and was known for being quiet and kind, even when people made fun of his unusual teeth. Farrokh grew up to be Freddie Mercury, an incredible musician who could command audiences with his charisma and talent, and who would one day say that those teeth were the very reason he was able to sing with such amazing range. From his childhood in Zanzibar to the formation of rock band Queen, to their record-breaking Live Aid performance, discover the journey Freddie Mercury took to becoming one of the world’s most influential musicians. Packed full of incredible stories, fantastic facts and dynamic illustrations, Extraordinary Lives shines a light on important modern and historical figures from all over the world.
‘Ironteeth’ (short story). Published in Queering the Map of Glasgow by Knight Errant Press.
‘The Other Team’ (short story). Published in PROUD. A ragtag football team support their trans star player.
‘Fuck What You Hate’ (essay). Published in Fuck What You Love 2.
‘Last Night’ (short story). Published in Hide It, IdeasTap’s anthology of young adult fiction.