Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold is the first in a new young fiction series. Published by Andersen Press in May 2016.
Welcome to Bitterly Bay. Spangles McNasty has decided to spend his summer doing what he loves the most: shouting at babies, pulling faces at old ladies, eating cold chips from bins, farting in the library and best of all, collecting other people's spangly things!
Having convinced themselves that goldfish are made of gold and that they grow to the size of whales, Spangles and his best friend Sausage-face Pete decide to find the great Fish of Gold. They'll be rich forever! Only young Freddie Taylor can stop Spangles' dastardly plan, in a tale full of time-travelling jet skis, madcap chases and haunted custard.
Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold' was nominated for the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award 2017 and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2016.