This week The Family Fiasco hits the shelves. It is the sequel to The Parent Problem and continues the story of The Mortifying Life of Skye Green, a permanently cringing thirteen-year-old who finds her family a daily trial. Embarrassing parents have always been with us and thus are not a new theme in children’s books. But they give a writer so much material! Just take a look at this article I wrote for the Guardian, listing my Top Ten favourite embarrassing parents in children’s books (click on the link).

I should warn you, though, if you think your mum or dad or guardian is embarrassing now, wait until YOU become a parent or guardian yourself. You know what they say: what goes around, comes around. You have been warned….

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