Upcoming events

  • October 20, 2017: Bristol Festival of Literature: Stories of Strong Women – Unconventional Heroines Find out more
  • October 28, 2017: BristolCon 2017 Find out more
  • November 15, 2017: School visit: Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Cymru/Wales (Authors for Grenfell auction winner.)
  • March 13, 2018: Wirral Book Award (venue tbc) Find out more

News & Events

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

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 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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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 stay …

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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 Yvo …

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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 direc …

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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 ta …

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