I’ve recently been doing some incredibly fun interviews which are now up on Soundcloud. Here’s me chatting to Simon Bailey from Kent Libraries (we even get to talk about Metallica!) And here is an interview for the brilliant Booklings Chat, organised by Glenthorne Library. I always love talking about Ada Lovelace, writing, research and anything… Read more »
It was a huge pleasure to write an article for BookTrust about writing I, ADA and why we need stories about women in STEM.
It was a huge pleasure to talk to Nikki Gamble for her In the Reading Corner podcast – a podcast for teachers, student teachers and librarians. We chatted about why I wrote I, ADA; what I learned about Ada and her mother while researching the book; and whether I envisage ever writing music based on… Read more »
The I, ADA Bookstagram Tour started on Monday 31st August on Instagram! Many thanks to @kaleidoscopictours for organising this, and to all the wonderful people taking part: I am so enjoying reading all the posts, extracts, and thoughtful reviews – and loving the pictures too! (Featured image from @livinginmyownprivatelibrary)
I am totally delighted that I, ADA was chosen as the Children’s Book of the Week by Alex O’Connell in The Times. Read the article here [paywall] or pasted below: It’s been a bad week for the algorithm, with its blunt treatment of teachers’ exam assessments. Thankfully, this imaginatively told story of the British… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.