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January 30, 2015

The Storm is printed

So . . . I finally finished tinkering. It is printed. The Storm is coming your way February 26th. That’s in the UK. (The Storm pic taken in the fabulous Bristol Central Library.) This is what Macmilla …

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January 30, 2015

Voice of Youth Advocates

I am honoured indeed that H20 (The Rain) is a VOYA Magazine perfect 10. That means: ‘A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads was dying …

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January 30, 2015

Glowing rain

US interview with SF Signal! Thank you, guys! Read it here: SF Signal interview. You know . . . I really did think about how this story would read if I made the bacterium in the rain bio-luminesce . . …

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December 19, 2014

The Storm is coming . . .

UK publication date: 26th February 2015! Thanks again to that lovely lot at Maximum Pop! for zapping out an exclusive cover reveal right here. (Click link to view!) If you’d like a peek at what’s insi …

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November 22, 2014

CILIP Carnegie Medal nomination

Amazing news . . . The Rain has been nominated for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal. It’s a very long list of nominations, but it feels like a very great honour just to be on that list. When I was growin …

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November 21, 2014

Questions for readers

Sort of  . . . I wrote a Discussion Guide for H2O/The Rain . . . I wrote it in a hurry, so I don’t think it covers everything . . . Plenty of questions I’d like to add – eg about whether you think thi …

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November 20, 2014

Librarians!

Gasp! Along with other writers and illustrators, I left my keyboard . . . to meet LIBRARIANS! Usually, the only time I get to speak to a librarian is when I’m standing in a library going, ‘Excuse me, …

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October 28, 2014

H2O Blog Tour: US dream cast and giveaway

Post No.8: Hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings Huge thanks to Tressa for hosting the H2O dream cast – and offering a chance to win a copy of H20 (giveaway closes Nov 1st!)   Read all about it (an …

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October 18, 2014

H2O Blog Tour: How not to become a writer

Post No. 7: Hosted by the AP Book Club Writing is a kind of freedom – and so is talking about it at the brilliant AP Book Club. That’s: A for Ashley . . . and P for Paul!   Until last year, when …

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