New reviews from Year 6 readers!

Check out the amazing reviews from Ospringe School in Faversham, Kent!:

School Tour with Crediton Community Bookshop!

Looking forward to this week! I’ll be chauffeured around by the awesome volunteers of the Crediton Community Bookshop to schools around the county to tell them about my books and to drum up interest for a mega creative writing workshop which is taking place from 4-5pm on Friday, 15th June. I’ll be showing children what goes into making a book and challenging them to complete my story starter. It’s going to be amazing! The workshop is FREE so just come along on the day for heaps of adventure and Dino-fun.

I’m on the Radio. Soon.

I’ll be on BBC Radio Devon on Thursday 25th May at around 12 with the esteemed David FitzGerald (a legend in these here parts). I’ll be promoting my book Dino Wars and the great DINO MITE events coming up next week in half term (check out my events)

Pick a Card, Any Card…

Dan Metcalf Business Card

Thumb model’s own.

I got new business cards printed, featuring Codebusters, Lottie Lipton and Dino Wars! Thanks to the brilliant illustrators I work with. Got these ready for the Children’s Media Conference in July, where I’ll be going to learn more about working in TV and the new media world, as well as meeting up with some old and new friends. Hit me up if you’ll be there too!

Children’s Workshop

Crediton Community Bookshop - Community Owned since 2013

In June the lovely people at the Crediton Commmunity Bookshop (don’t know them? Check them out!) will be touring me around Devon where I’ll be speaking to over 700 children in a week! It culmniates with a workshop at the bookshop itself on Friday the 15th June at 4pm. You can book tickets at the bookshop – link above.

Have a look at my events diary HERE for more events and workshops.

Dino Wars Events

I’ll be out and about over May half term with my new author event show ‘DINO-MITE’! See for details!

Dino Mite Event

Codebusters up for an Award!

Well, who’d’ve thunk it? My little book Codebusters is up for an award! Many thanks to the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards, where I’m on the long list of the ‘Read Aloud’ category. Go Codebusters Go! (and well done to all the other worthy nominees too. You’re awesome).

Codebusters book

This is my first ever award nom for one of my books, so I’m pretty darn chuffed.


DINO WARS Interview and FREE Giveaway

Oooh! Looky! It’s an interview with little me and a giveaway of m’latest book DINO WARS: Rise of the Raptors. Check out the review too. Click below or HERE.

Dino Wars Review & Giveaway!

Chirikaru has a brilliant review for Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors AND they’re giving away a few copies. Check out the competition and review HERE!

“An exciting start to a new adventure series, sure to be appreciated by any dino-mad children out there!” – Chirikaru Blog


Blog Post: Writing with the Imp on ABBA

Hi all – my latest blog post for the Awfully Big Blog Adventure is live now. In it I discuss what two little words are needed to help drive your inspiration to become a full story. Check it out HERE.