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Welcome

Hello!

I write stories . . . and if you’ve found your way here, I guess you must read stories.

Writing is always a challenge – and I think reading is too. It is an act of creation, to be a reader. And your creation is utterly original. A story invites us both to take a journey.

So come on, let’s go . . .

NEWS & EVENTS

July 31, 2017

YALC 2017

It was brilliant. As usual. (Even if I did have a hideous, snotty cold.) (Send sympathy/soup/more tissues.) I did two events at the UK’s Young Adult Lit Con at the London Film & Comic Con, 28th-30 …

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July 22, 2017

School visits

On Wednesday, 19th July, I did my first two Who Runs the World? school visits, speaking to 300 Year 9 students at St Cyres, Penarth, and Ysgol Uwchradd Caerdydd/Cardiff High School with support from M …

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LATEST BOOK

Who Runs the World?

Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good - if you’re a girl. It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but fourteen-year-old River wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct.

MORE BOOKS

The Rain

One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris is having her first proper snog with Caspar McCloud in a hot tub, and the next she’s being bundled inside the house, dripping wet, cold and in her underwear. Not cool.

As she and Caspar shiver in the kitchen, it starts to rain. They turn on the radio to hear panicked voices – ‘It’s in the rain . . . it’s in the rain . . . '

The Storm

THE END OF THE WORLD WAS JUST THE BEGINNING . . .

In this sequel to The Rain Ruby's fight for survival continues in a world where water is deadly.

"I'll tell you a weird thing about apocalypses - a thing I didn't even know until I was in one: they seem pretty bad, don't they?

Well, take it from me: they can always get worse . . ."