News & Events

December 4, 2019

Don’t panic.

I have NOT abandoned this site. It just looks like it. I moved into a new house in June and I have been up to my safety goggles in DIY ever since. The whole place needed renovating: electrics, central …

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February 20, 2019


Cue random picture of the fruit bowl. I’ve gone quiet. I’m moving. I left Bristol in January, now staying with friends near Bath and hoping to move into a new house very soon. (And am I writing? Well …

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November 21, 2018


I am delighted to announce that The XY (UK title: Who Runs the World?) was published in the US by Sourcebooks on 6th November – and it has got an amazing cover:   What’s intriguing is that I’ve h …

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June 6, 2018

US cover reveal: THE XY

It’s here! Who Runs the World? will be published by Sourcebooks as The XY in the USA in November 2018 . . . and the advanced reader copies (aka proof copies) are now printed. After flying in to Chicag …

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June 6, 2018

WisCon, Tiptree & the USA

I can feel a huge descriptive fail coming on because too much happened in America. (Flew out to Chicago then drove to Madison – via lunch at Sourcebooks in Naperville – for four nights and five days o …

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March 20, 2018


I’m so very happy to share the news: Who Runs the World? has won the 2017 Tiptree Award. It is such a huge honour that my novel was chosen as winner from such an incredible international longlist. A h …

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December 23, 2017

The 2017 round-up

Bit perturbed I haven’t posted on the www. since July . . . here’s why and what’s been happening: First up, I was done in – physically and emotionally. Physically, too many years at a desk caught up w …

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July 31, 2017

YALC 2017

It was brilliant. As usual. (Even if I did have a hideous, snotty cold.) (Send sympathy/soup/more tissues.) I did two events at the UK’s Young Adult Lit Con at the London Film & Comic Con, 28th-30 …

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July 22, 2017

School visits

On Wednesday, 19th July, I did my first two Who Runs the World? school visits, speaking to 300 Year 9 students at St Cyres, Penarth, and Ysgol Uwchradd Caerdydd/Cardiff High School with support from M …

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