Just how slow at sewing are you?

Well, this quilt took me a year and three months, and I sewed a cross-stitch world map that took me six years. I like to think it was worth it in the end! I'm always a bit ambitious with my creative projects (not just sewing - I play the piano, sing when I can, and once helped my mum to reupholster a chair after a 10-minute You Tube tutorial) but I don't give up once I've started.

I'd love to see anything you've drawn, particularly of Ella and her adventures. If you want to send me something to go on the website, do check out my contact page.

Writer of stories, pursuer of overly-ambitious creative projects


Children's Author

From teacher to author

I'm R.M. Tudor, but most people call me Becky. I'm a children's author and I live in Macclesfield, in Cheshire, UK. Before I became an author, I used to teach geography in Oxford. I love visiting new places and often get story ideas from travelling, but that can be from walks near my house just as much as going abroad.

Where did the idea for 'Box 1571' come from?

It was while I was living in Adelaide, Australia. I had to collect the post for the company I worked for and I'd never seen a post office box before. There really was a world on the other side of the box! It didn't have crocodiles in it - I saw those in a different part of Australia.