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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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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 a …

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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 St …

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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 …

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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 an …

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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 sh …

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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 …

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