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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 …find out more
July 31, 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 …find out more
July 22, 2017
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 …find out more
June 29, 2017
How I came to write this story . . .
Who Runs the World? was a tricky book to write. It involved a WHOLE LOT of thinking (and addressing some pretty difficult feelings too). Here’s how I came to write this story – described in a blog pos …find out more
June 20, 2017
Authors for Grenfell
My heart goes out to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire . . . but that’s not enough, is it? The publishing world has come together to offer support – in the form of an auction. You can r …find out more
June 20, 2017
Book launch do!
To celebrate the publication of Who Runs the World? we had a bit of a party at Waterstones, The Galleries, Bristol on Thursday 15th June . . . Thank you so much to everyone (especially the teens!) who …find out more
June 13, 2017
Who Runs the World? Q&A
The excellent Reading Zone asked some tricky questions . . . and I tried to answer them. (Link here.) The thing I am discovering about Who Runs the World? is that the questions never stop coming; they …find out more
June 7, 2017
And here it is . . .
Who Runs the World? was published on June 1st! This is my consignment of author’s copies . . . some of which will be making their way to the lovely people who inspired, advised on, and supported the w …find out more
April 13, 2017
Who Runs the World?
Here it is: the final cover of the final version. Yup, after a whole lot of tinkering – including a massive re-write of the last few chapters and a substantial refining (AKA serious hacking and tweaki …find out more
January 25, 2017
So . . . this is what I have been working on . . . WHO RUNS THE WORLD? Welcome to the Matriarchy. “Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just …find out more