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June 7, 2017

And here it is . . .

Who Runs the World? was published on June 1st! This is my consignment of author’s copies . . . some of which will be making their way to the lovely people who inspired, advised on, and supported the w …

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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 tweaki …

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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 …

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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 Sourcebo …

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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 w …

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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 …

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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 …

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November 10, 2015


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 Rub …

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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 Literar …

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