I grew up in the Highlands so visiting the lovely new library in Ballater was a real treat.


Very busy creative writing workshop at the wonderful Waterstones Uxbridge store as part of their summer activity programme.

Waterstones Uxbridge

Creative writing workshop


Nearly the end of term but still time for my last few school visits. Great fun at the leafy London St Matthias.


Just a few spaces remaining for this event I’m co-hosting with author Sue Wickstead at the Festival of Chichester.


Amazing Creative Writing workshop at Brackenbury Primary – what a talented bunch!



The very lovely Natasha at Chicken & Frog  bookstore in Brentwood before our Creative Writing Club.


Another bookstore signing – this time the super friendly WHSmiths in Chichester, and a rare appearance from my legs – I live in trousers. Can’t recall when I last wore a skirt!


Langley Green Primary, West Green Primary and Three Bridges Primary – hoping the teachers got pictures as with over a hundred children in every session I was busy 🙂 Great qs. Including what’s my least favourite food – it’s custard!


Loved meeting Year 4 at Milton Mount. First time I’ve been mobbed for autographs in the playground!


Year 5 at Hilltop Primary managed to catch a whole range of my strange photo faces!


Years 3 to 5 at Seymour Primary asked loads of brilliant qs. So many that I completely forgot to take a picture!


Crawley WordFest on Saturday 16 March 2019 was utterly buzzing. I ran workshops on book cover design, creative writing and badge making so it was a busy day. And one of the Dad’s made me a book cover for the sequel to Eternal Seas!






A gorgeous sunny spring morning at Chichester Free School ready for KS2 assemblies


And a lovely pic sent to me by a mum of  her daughter and friend after today’s school visit. I just love getting pics like these. Shared with permission (of course).


What a way to start Book Week – assemblies for 240 children at Clapham Manor School.


And a grown up book signing involving wine!


Thanks to the lovely staff at WHSmith in Putney for welcoming me into their store.


In WHSmith in Putney

My first school visit of 2019 was to the wonderful St Paul’s School in Chessington. Despite PowerPoint deciding to change my font so my name looks like Lexj (obviously pronounced Lex-J, like Jay-Z), it was a great afternoon with loads of questions from the years 3 and 4.









Last library visit of 2018 – York Gardens Library. This venue is special to me as I was involved in the campaign to save it from closure a few years ago.

Book signing at York Gardens Library

Final school visit of the year – full assembly and two workshops for years 3 to 6 at St Saviour’s in December.

Ready to do assembly and workshops

Preparing for the Sacred Heart Primary School author talk and workshop with Year 5 in December.

Eternal Seas tower

The Leaning Tower of Eternal Seas

Author talk and art workshop at Battersea Library, SW11 in December.

Story tellers chair at Battersea Library

In the story tellers chair at Battersea Library

Author talk and art workshop at Katherine Low Settlement Community Centre, Battersea, SW11 in December.

Eternal Seas fans

Collecting their signed copies of Eternal Seas

Falconbrook Primary School author talk and illustration workshop in November.

Art competition entries

Some of the fantastic illustrations for the art competition by Year 5 at Falconbrook

Book signing at The Drift Inn Cafe, East Wittering in October.




Book signing at South Kensington Books, 22 Thurloe Street, London in October.

South Kensington Books

At South Kensington Books

Book signing at Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement, London SW4 0JA in October.

Clapham Books

Window display at Clapham Books

Crawley Library Author Show in October.


Setting up at Crawley Library

“Author Live” at The Fiction Cafe on Facebook on Sunday 9  September 2018 at 8pm (UK time). You can watch the replay here Fiction Cafe author live

Here are the competitions

Want to be an illustrator?

Would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?

Six lucky young artists will see their illustrations published in the sequel to Eternal Seas, #2 in the Relic Hunters series.

Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on and on social media

Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories
  • Aria flying up in the sky
  • a cat
  • mountain ponies
  • a snow eagle
  • a demon-goddess
  • a sailing boat
  • Finn and/ or Aria
Detailed terms for entry requirements
  • Open to children aged 13 or under
  • You can enter as many categories as you like
  • Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
  • Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm by email that they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
  • No purchase necessary
  • Closing date 31 January 2019
  • Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.

Please do sign up to my mailing list so I can keep you informed about the next book and all the other fun stuff, and send me your drawings.