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April 30, 2015

YALC!

I’m invited!!! The UK’s young adult literature conference takes place at Olympia in London (17th-19th July 2015) – alongside the London Film and Comic Conference. I went last year – to meet readers an …

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April 22, 2015

Sheffield Book Award

Think Sheffield . . . can’t help but think but think steel. That’s what I think Ruby is made of . . . so I am deeply chuffed to hear that The Rain has made it to the Sheffield Children’s Book Award sh …

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April 2, 2015

Rain/Storm playlist

To celebrate World Book Day Teenfest and The Storm’s mad March stint as My Kinda Book’s ‘Book of the Month’, the MKB team defied reality, Ruby and the British Army to rescue Caspar McCloud’s long-lost …

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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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