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  • April 13, 2017

    WHO RUNS THE WORLD?

    Here it is: the final cover of the final version. Yup, after a whole lot of tinkering – including a massive re-write of the last few chapters and a substantial refining (AKA serious hacking and tweaking) of the rest . . . ’tis done. It was a daunting m …

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  • January 25, 2017

    PROOF COPY!

    So . . . this is what I have been working on . . . WHO RUNS THE WORLD? Welcome to the Matriarchy. “Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: …

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  • January 17, 2017

    Ruby in Danish!

    I don’t know how I missed this one! It’s Regnen – the Danish edition of The Rain, translated by Randi Bjerre Høfring. Mange tak, Turbine!  

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  • September 14, 2016

    STILL QUIET

    Very quiet. Now working with industrial ear-defenders on (my neighbourhood can be a little noisy at times) to get THE NEW BOOK finished. Meantime, The Storm has been published in paperback by Sourcebooks Fire in the US: And LA LLUVIA has been published …

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  • March 26, 2016

    I’VE GONE QUIET

    I was speechless at North Oxfordshire Academy. That’s the post pic: first time I met ‘Darius Spratt’. (Thank you so much, student ‘C’! I was AMAZED.) Superb cosplay – and I never even knew what that was until The Rain was published. Then I went to YALC …

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  • February 24, 2016

    IT’S BACK!

    WORLD BOOK DAY TEEN FEST 2-3rd March ‘WBD TeenFest will combine live chats with your favourite YA authors, exclusive author blogs, DIY videos, fabulous competitions, fun deskies and shelfies PLUS our rapid-fire Bumper Book Quiz! We just can’t wait.’ An …

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  • January 6, 2016

    THE 2015 ROUND-UP

    CHAOS! APOLOGIES! SO LATE! 2015 was an astonishing year for me and that Ruby Morris. So grateful to readers – and to schools, book awards, YALC and Macmillan for opportunities to get out there. If you write, you know how it is: you spend your life in a …

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  • November 10, 2015

    CAKE!

    As you know, The Rain didn’t win at the Oxfordshire Book Awards (it came 3rd!), but I went along to the ceremony anyway. Had to: I come from Abingdon – and I was so very pleased and delighted that Ruby’s story got shortlisted. I’m glad I went along! Fa …

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  • October 20, 2015

    School Report: Sherborne Lit Fest

    Do teens go to lit fests? Yes – and no. It might cost money, it might be after school . . . it might just seem like a lit fest isn’t a teen kind of thing . . . I’ve got to hand it to Sherborne Literary Society; they bring the lit fest to the teens. She …

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  • September 28, 2015

    BATH KIDS LIT FEST

    It happened – and it’s still happening, until Sunday 4th October. Go see the website: Bath Kids Lit Fest I went early on Saturday night to hear Patrick (ooo I like his writing so much!) Ness, and stayed late on Sunday to hear Hayley Long and James Daws …

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