March whizzed by in a bit of a whirr for me – I’ve been working so hard to finish my latest book, provisionally titled This is Not a Love Story, a book about two London teenagers who end up taking their A levels in Amsterdam. The first draft was due in January (gulp) […]
Round about the time my first book came out, Martyn Bedford wrote Flip – a YA novel about a boy who wakes up in the body of a stranger. I loved Flip, especially for the voice of the boy, funny, confused, angry, desperate, Martyn got him pitch perfect. Martyn’s got a new book out, Never […]
A sneak preview of the first chapter of Salvage here… Salvage extract Salvage is published January 16 2014.
The brilliant and dynamic YA author Keris Stainton has set up an auction to help the people of the Philippines after the devastating storm there (I suggested it, she’s doing ALL the work. I’m feeling guilty). The auction goes live tomorrow morning at 8am, new lots will go up throughout the week, there are already […]
Welcome to my new website, which has been created for me by my wonderful publishers, Atom. Next week is house-warming week, with posts and give-aways and some tasters of Salvage, and anything else I can think of. Check in Monday for more details.
So, here are the edited highlights of Lia’s Guide at the Bridewell, performed by the wonderful students of the MTA. We’re now going to work on rewrites, so I’m not sure when it will be on next – I’ll keep you posted.
As promised, some pictures from the production of Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery which was on at the Bridewell Theatre June 12 to 15. The production was pretty scary for me, as we haven’t had long to work on Lia, and all my friends and family were lining up to see it, but luckily […]
I’m very happy to be able to reveal the cover for my next book, Salvage, which will be published in hardback by Atom Books in January 2014 – only six months to wait! I adore this cover. It shows brother and sister Aidan and Cass, who haven’t seen each other for twelve years, since Cass […]
Some people get lucky on the lottery. I got lucky just over a year ago when I received an email from a guy called Andy Barnes. He runs Perfect Pitch, a company devoted to creating and supporting new musicals. ‘We were wondering if you’d ever thought of adapting your book Lia’s Guide to Winning the […]
(This post contains spoilers for When I Was Joe and Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery. Don’t read it if you haven’t read them!!!) I followed the ‘sick lit’ debate this week with great interest. It started in the Daily Mail with this article by Tanith Carey. Here’s an extract: While the Twilight series and […]