I don’t often big up the work of other authors, but I must give a mention to Philip Pullman’s new graphic novel. This year I am celebrating 30 years as a Cardiff children’s author, but I must admit I was afraid no-one would notice. Many thanks then to Wales’s must eminent author for young people whose Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship comes out this spring. I won’t quibble about the mispelling! Glad to see the illustrator has featured my trademark red shirt and kindly erased any traces of grey hair around the temples.