It’s nearly 2017 and I have news. First, my new book The Liar’s Handbook is out with Barrington Stoke on January 17. Written for dyslexic readers (but for everyone) it’s a thriller about a boy called River who is a compulsive liar. I loved writing River’s story, and I think it’ll appeal particuarly to people […]
Welcome to the UKYA Easter Egg Hunt! One very lucky winner will win a huge grand prize of signed books by over thirty YA authors who write and live in the UK. All you have to do is read this blog, count up how many UKYA branded Easter eggs you see in the blog, […]
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.
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 […]
A few weeks ago I wrote a little list of book recommendations for readers who’d enjoyed When I Was Joe and Almost True and wanted something to read during the seven-month (sorry) wait for Another Life. Here are some more books that might appeal. If you liked reading about an ordinary boy with big problems […]