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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 …

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March 13, 2015

The Storm – deleted scenes

So . . . everyone knows I had a hard time writing The Storm. I’d never written a sequel before . . . I’d certainly never written a complex biological thriller from a teenage girl’s point of view. It w …

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March 9, 2015

German reviews/Deutsches Rezensionen

Fantastisch! My wonderful German editor, Melanie Becker at Fischer, has sent some review links! My German is so terrible I only understand a little bit (meine Deutsch so schreckliche ist das ich nur e …

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March 9, 2015

Lancashire Book of the Year

Absolutely delighted – and very honoured – to hear that The Rain has been shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2015. There are some seriously good titles on the shortlist, and the rea …

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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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