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  • August 7, 2015

    GERMAN REVIEWS/DEUTSCHES REZENSIONEN #2!

    Fantastisch #2! More German reviews of Rain! Vielen danke! “Realistische Darstellung eines düsteren Weltuntergangs-Szenarios – authentisch und fesselnd.” (test-bericht.info) Karin Hahn Rezensionen Yvonnes Bücherecke Vanessas Büchrecke und . . . Bücher …

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  • July 22, 2015

    THE YALC REPORT

    You so KNOW I am going to say I was nervous. I WAS nervous! Rocked (crept) up to the Young Adult Literature Convention on Friday . . . to appear on a panel (MY FIRST EVER!): ‘Apocalypse now: new directions in dystopia’ – chaired by Gemma Malley, featur …

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  • July 5, 2015

    COME TO YALC!

    Err . . . please?! It’s not just because I’m selfishly hoping for some home support, it’s because you will have a great time. OH-YES-YOU-WILL! The UK’s second ever Young Adult Literature Convention takes place at Olympia, London, 17-19th July 2015, org …

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  • July 1, 2015

    LANCASHIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR

    Never been to an awards ceremony before – and the Lancashire Book of the Year is a whole lot more than just a ceremony. It’s TWO DAYS of events: meeting young people from schools all over Lancashire at UCLAN; dinner at the Museum of Lancashire with for …

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  • July 1, 2015

    FIRST AWARD – EVER!

    Every Person The Best They Can Be That’s the motto of Steyning Grammar School. On Tuesday 23rd June, I visited the school to talk about The Rain and The Storm. The gig was supported by the fabulous Steyning Bookshop as part of Independent Booksellers W …

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  • April 30, 2015

    BACK TO SCHOOL

    On Thursday 26th February, I went back to school. MY school: Fitzharrys School, Abingdon. Thank you so much to Mark at Mostly Books in Abingdon for this interview.   I had . . .  such an amazing visit. Within moments, I forgot this had been ‘my’ s …

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  • April 30, 2015

    YALC!

    I’m invited!!! The UK’s young adult literature conference takes place at Olympia in London (17th-19th July 2015) – alongside the London Film and Comic Conference. I went last year – to meet readers and writers, to listen . . . This year . . . I think I …

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  • April 22, 2015

    SHEFFIELD BOOK AWARD

    Think Sheffield . . . can’t help but think but think steel. That’s what I think Ruby is made of . . . so I am deeply chuffed to hear that The Rain has made it to the Sheffield Children’s Book Award shortlist. My sister and my brother now live in Yorksh …

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  • April 2, 2015

    RAIN/STORM PLAYLIST

    To celebrate World Book Day Teenfest and The Storm’s mad March stint as My Kinda Book’s ‘Book of the Month’, the MKB team defied reality, Ruby and the British Army to rescue Caspar McCloud’s long-lost MP3 player – and you’ll never guess what was on it …

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  • April 2, 2015

    Ruby speaks!

    It’s here! The Rain UK audiobook! Produced by Jammer Teen at WF Howes and narrated by the fabulous Avita Jay: Want to hear Avita in action? You can listen to a clip here.   I got a bit emotional listening to Avita’s performance; as a writer it’s a …

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