March: prison, Gove, a sweet prince and a grand hotel.

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) […]

Authors for the Philippines

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 […]

A new home!

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.      

Cover reveal: Salvage

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 […]

First Night for Lia

  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 […]