Dame Marina Warner, has commended my fairy tales for their subversive use of narrative in her book about fairy tales: ‘From the Beast to Blonde.’

To Tock or Not To Tick, is an illustrated novel for older children, and adults that still believe in unicorns. A Black Beauty meets, princess, witch, and the Pied Piper in reverse story.

Due to sorcery on earth, the ‘Smart Clock’ has gone wrong and Charlie and their horse now find that they can travel between two worlds: our world, and Muddle, a place of Giants and unicorns.

Charlie sets out on a quest to rescue the horses working the Smart Clock, where they will slowly turn to clockwork.

by Jowonder Woodward.


I have a first class BA honours in Fine Art, and achieved an MA from the NFTS with my multi award winning animated film based on my own original narrative; The Brooch Pin and The Sinful Clasp.

Going on to direct and write screenplays for broadcast television, I further trained in performance, and have worked as a professional storyteller and stand up. I now focusing on performance and publication of my poetry and writing; the novel ‘To Tock or Not To Tick’ is now near completion.

In 2003, I achieved – 7407 Stage 1, City and Guilds, Teaching Adults, Westminster College.