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HYPE at Hospital Club, 7th June 2018 *LITTLE LIAR LAUNCH*

BOOKING LINK  HYPE returns this month with a very special musical and literary treat. All artists will be performing songs with a focus on ‘story’. Our main featured artist, JULIA GRAY is an author and we will be celebrating the launch of her brand new young adult novel, “Little Liar”, a gripping tale of seduction, envy and… Read more »

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New EP: Songs for Nora Tobias

Something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time is to record music to go with a book of mine, and I am very happy to say that LITTLE LIAR will have an EP to go with it called SONGS FOR NORA TOBIAS.* I wrote the music over the last six months, once the… Read more »

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Friday April 6

HYPE AT THE HOSPITAL CLUB I am looking forward so much to returning to HYPE at the Hospital Club to play some very new music for wondrous host Vin Goodwin and his charming guests. Strictly guestlist only (entry is free) – so book HERE in order to be added to the list. PLACE AND TIME… Read more »

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New Novel and Cover Reveal….

Hurray! I’ve written a new book called Little Liar. It’s coming out in June 2018 and will be published by Andersen Press, for ages 14 and up. Little Liar is all about acting, lying, memory, love and friendship. It has a narrator as morally complex as Hobie Duvalle, from The Otherlife. Her name is Nora,… Read more »

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Branford Boase

I’m very happy to say that The Otherlife has been longlisted for the Branford Boase award, a prize for first-time children’s novelists and their editors. The lovely and brilliant Chloe Sackur edited The Otherlife – under her guidance I found the process of rewriting and editing a transformative and very valuable experience. The shortlist will… Read more »

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Myths & Magic – a panel discussion at Queen’s Park Books, Wednesday 18th January

I will be joining authors Lu Hersey (‘Deep Water’) and Katharine and Elizabeth Corr (‘The Witch’s Kiss’) to chat about mythology, magic, fairytales and more in YA and beyond. The discussion will be chaired by Chris of the YAfictionados, and held at Queen’s Park Books – my local and much-loved bookshop. The event starts at… Read more »

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The Otherlife has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal

Thank you very much to CILIP for the nomination – it means a great deal, and I am delighted to be among so many wonderful books and authors. The full list of nominations can be found here. The longlist will be published in February 2017.

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The Otherlife Blog Tour

Here’s something totally thrilling: a blog tour! Once upon a time I did not know what a blog tour was; now I get to have one of my very own… seven lovely bloggers are hosting seven posts (by me) over seven days, covering all sorts of things from literary tutors to things I learned when… Read more »

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Metallica cover to celebrate The Otherlife

Every artist must have a to-be-covered list, and on mine there has always been a song by Metallica. When the band that I was a part of, Second Person, was playing a residency at Pizza on the Park (very fancy), we sometimes used to play a bit of ‘My Friend of Misery’ as an outro… Read more »

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The Otherlife is published!

Heres a lovely review from Amanda Craig, talking to Georgina Godwin on Monocle Radio. I’m in excellent company with AS Byatt and Kate Saunders. I’m also really happy that The Otherlife is Debut of the Month at Lovereading4kids.co.uk It’s available at branches of Daunt Books, Waterstones, independent booksellers and Amazon. Happy reading!

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Preorder The Otherlife

The Otherlife comes out on the 7th July! But you can preorder it now from Amazon and Waterstones, or ask your local bookshop to order it for you…

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The Otherlife – Literary Review, June 2016

The Otherlife has been reviewed (very kindly!) by Philip Womack in the June edition of the Literary Review… June 2016 Children’s Round-up    

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