As well as writing and originating hit children's TV series and books, as well as plays and situation comedies for grown ups, Dan runs workshops on writing, reading and creativity for primary schools, secondary schools and universities throughout the country. They're known to be enabling experiences, and they're also great fun. Dan's new children's book. Steve and the Sabre Tooth Tiger, is out right now.
I’m a writer. Sometimes I write for children. I’ve worked on children’s TV series, computer games, comics and I write children’s books. When I visit schools, children ask if I’m famous. I tell them that I’m not famous, but it doesn’t matter. Writers don’t need to be famous, they just write. Dental assistants don’t require widespread public recognition, they just pick up teeth. Teachers, after days at the front, like holidays in the sun – in anonymity. Not being famous doesn’t mean you’re not good at what you do.