Monthly Archives: December 2014


With Christmas just a few sleeps away, I was delighted to receive some early presents – four fantastic letters from Undead Pets’ fans in the US.  Thanks so much Jude, Lucca, Jenna and Sam and their inspirational teacher. Well done, guys! I love your ideas and I was so touched to receive them. ♥

Dear Sam Hay,

I love the Undead Pet s series. After you have finished the book you are writing I think you should right about a snake. The snake s name should be Red .I think he should be called that because the snake is dangerous! The cause of the death is he got run over by a car. The snake can not rest in peace because the boy who owned him forgot about him.                                                                                                  From Jude


Dear Sam Hay

       I have an idea for the fifth book in the Undead Pets series. These are all the things I have planned.

      Species: sheep

      Name: who cares? You choose!

     Cause of death: he (or she) died because of being bored with his owner. They only sang ‘’Bah bah Black Sheep“ to him (or her).

      Why they can’t rest in peace: he (or she) doesn’t want this to happen too his (or her) sister (or brother). 

          That is my idea. I hope you like it. Please answer.  Sincerely Sam 


Dear Sam Hay

I think you should write the fifth book about a parakeet. The name can be Ace. His cause of death: he was killed by a cat owned by his owner’s brother. The cat had eaten him. He cannot yet rest in peace because he is afraid his brother will meet the same fate. His brother’s name is Anger. He is 7 years old.



Dear Sam Hay,

For your fifth book, I think it should be about a monkey. The name can be Ben. Ben’s death happened when he was very young. He was probably 1 when he died. He died because he was the only one who was a boy in his family and had to fight. His dad died when Ben was about 1 month old. His mom and sisters told him he had to be the man of the family. As in he has to be the leader of the family even if he is the youngest. He was fighting against a much older monkey who was the leader of another group. Ben was fighting for food. The other monkey killed him. Ben cannot rest in peace because he wants to make sure that his family is safe.

From Jenna


It’s amazing to hear from fans of the Undead Pets from all around the world. As well as these awesome letters from the US, I recently received a great letter from a fan of the books in Japan! The series really has gone global – the zombie pets are now working their way across the US, Canada, South Korea, France and Sweden. And watch out Denmark! The Undead Pets will be with you, as well, very soon. FANTASTISK! Danish flag

Happy Christmas one and all. And good luck for 2015!  


And the winners are…

Exciting news! The winners of the Write Christmas short story competition for kids, sponsored by Cartridge Save, have just been announced. Huge congratulations to all! Read all about the competition here: WRITE CHRISTMAS WINNERSI was thrilled to be part of the judging team, and amazed by the high standard of entries. Great writing styles. Highly imaginative ideas. And refreshing new versions of classic Christmas stories. It was a treat to read them all. reindeerThe top 50 entries have been collated into a free downloadable e-book, available on the competition website. It makes perfect bedtime reading for a chilly winter’s night. Enjoy! SANTA