Originally from America, Mo moved to London because she wanted to live abroad but spoke no foreign languages. After a brief and unsuccessful stint as a serving wench at the Tower of London Mo found work as an actress and comedy performer.
It was when she toured the UK as a storyteller that she started writing for kids. Mo’s debut novel, “My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish” was published by Macmillan in the UK, the USA and Germany in 2013.
It’s follow up “My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish the Sea-quel” came out later that year in the UK and in 2014 in the USA. “My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish- Fins of Fury” and “My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish- Any Fin is Possible” both came out in the UK in 2014.
Mo is currently working on two picture books to be published by Macmillan in 2015 and 2016.
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
‘Sami was still holding the goldfish. “Swishy little fishy,” she whispered, over and over. Frankie stared at her with his big, bulging, glowing eyes. Suddenly a little light bulb went on . . . Frankie was a Big Fat Zombie Goldfish and somehow he’d hypnotized my best friend’s sister!’
Tom’s big brother is an Evil Scientist who wants to experiment on Tom’s new goldfish, Frankie. Can Tom save his fish from being dunked in radioactive gunge? Er, no. In an act of desperation Tom zaps Frankie with a battery, bringing him back to life! But there’s something weird about the new Frankie – he’s now a zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers, and he wants revenge . . . Tom has a difficult choice to make – save his evil brother, or save his fishy friend?
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel
When Tom saved Frankie the goldfish from near death (by zapping him with a battery), Frankie somehow became a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers. Now Frankie is one fierce fish with a mind of his own (good job Frankie has appointed himself as Tom’s bodyguard). When Tom takes Frankie on a trip to the seaside, they meet a strange old lighthouse keeper who warns them about the Evil Eel of Eel Bay – and sure enough, one lightning storm later, Frankie is embroiled in a fishy stand-off with a Super Zombie Eel. In the second story, all eyes are on Frankie as he takes on a starring role in the school play!
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Fins of Fury
When Tom tried to save Frankie, his pet goldfish, from certain death at the hands of his evil-scientist big brother, Mark, Frankie accidentally became a zombie goldfish with incredible hypnotic powers. He might be one fierce fish, but he’s a great pet to have on your side when your big bro’s hobbies include wedging you in the dog flap and generally trying to take over the world.
When Tom and his best friend Pradeep take Frankie on a camping adventure, they discover something seriously fishy going on in the woods and, for once, it’s nothing to do with Frankie. Could rumours of an escaped big cat on the loose mean the zombie goldfish has finally met his match?
In story two, something seriously weird is going on with Mark. He’s actually being . . . nice! As if this wasn’t worrying enough, Frankie’s been kidnapped! Can Tom and Pradeep find out what’s going on and rescue their fishy friend before it’s too late?
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin Is Possible
Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom’s evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he’s been their zombified fishy friend ever since.
When Pradeep and Tom take Frankie for a sleepover at the museum, history really does come to life as their evil big brothers try to reanimate the cursed Cat of Kings mummy. Dodging death-defying booby traps, can our fishy friend avoid becoming a mummified kitty snack?
In story two, there’s something fishy going on at sports day. All the athletic kids seem to be losing their sporting abilities, while Tom’s evil big brother Mark has suddenly become amazing at every single sport. Can Frankie help Pradeep and Tom to foil Mark’s evil plans? Or will Mark and his pet vampire kitten, Fang, take home the gold?
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Live and Let Swim
Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom’s evil-scientist big brother Mark tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he’s been their zombie-fishy friend ever since.
On a trip to the aquarium, something fishy starts going on. Something that almost certainly involves evil older brothers, a vampire kitten, a psychic octopus and a plot to take over the world! Can Pradeep and Tom help Frankie to swim another day, or will he come to a squiddy end?
In story two, TV show My Pet’s Got Talent has come to town. But someone is stealing all the entrants’ amazing abilities. Can Frankie stop the thief without revealing his secret zombie skills?