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  • October 20, 2017: Bristol Festival of Literature: Stories of Strong Women – Unconventional Heroines Find out more
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  • 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

March 8, 2015

Survival videos

How scary are these?! If you want to survive the killer rain, watch these tips from UK book bloggers . . . erm, except you might have to remember these are BOOK bloggers . . . so books – and bookshelv …

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March 8, 2015

How (not) to write a sequel

Ever wondered how to write a sequel? Me too . . . You can read my blog about how (not) to do it over at Macmillan’s site for teens, My Kinda Book. (Click the link to see the blog.)   I’ve even th …

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March 5, 2015

BOTM again

BOOK OF THE MONTH! That’s what The Storm is this March on Macmillan’s site for young adults, My Kinda Book, so keep an eye on MKB for The Storm blogs, news and giveaways . . . and a special feature on …

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March 5, 2015

UK Schools Tour: the report

I had such an incredible time! Right up until the first gig kicked off at KEVICC in Totnes, I was a nervous wreck (I’d never done anything like this before) . . . but as soon as I started meeting stud …

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February 23, 2015

UK Schools Tour

25th Feb – 3rd March 2015! The Rain and The Storm are on tour . . . with me. Am I scared? Yes, I am . . . but . . . here we go: Wednesday 25th Feb King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, Devon. Supp …

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February 20, 2015

Storming quotes

Over the past few days, these have popped up on the internet . . . here’s the full collection: Cut out and keep?! (Thank you, Macmillan’s My Kinda Book!)

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February 20, 2015

World Book Day Teenfest

It’s a thing . . . and it’s coming 4/5 March. Here’s the line-up: World Book Day TeenFest And – yup – I’m on it . . . doing The Rain/The Storm playlist on Spotify. Now you’d think my favourite would b …

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February 19, 2015

Meet the German Ruby

It’s Josefine Preuß! The fabulous actor Josefine Preuß has narrated the German audiobook of  The Rain (Rain – Das tödliche Element) – and it’s released tomorrow! Adapted by Oetinger Audio from Rainer …

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February 19, 2015

Rain auf Deutsch!

Published today by Fischer: RAIN – Das tödlich Element (Rain – The deadly element), translated by Rainer Schmidt. Wunderschön!!!! It is so amazing to see The Rain translated – even if my German is so …

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February 6, 2015

Oxfordshire Book Award

The Rain made the Oxfordshire Book Award shortlist! Brilliant news! I am so honoured and so thrilled to be included because ONLY young people vote in the OBA . . . and I was once a young person of Oxf …

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