YALC is coming!!!! 12/13th July! It’s at the London Film and Comic Con and it’s the UK’s first ever YA Literature Convention, curated by the fantastic Waterstones Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and organised by the also-very-fantastic Booktrust. There’s an amazing line-up of YA authors (Rainbow Rowell, Sally Green, Charlie Higson, Holly Smale, Derek Landy, Frances Hardinge – too many to name!), but for a newbie author like me it should be a brilliant opportunity to MEET SOME READERS. I can’t wait!