Big (Lie) In America

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

‘Good girl’ Jessika is heading stateside. Candlewick Press – who have already swiped the rights for Red Ink – will be publishing The Big Lie in America. They sent us Jay Acker and now I’m sending them… No wait, I’m mixing fact and fiction there, aren’t I? Nevertheless, I’m feeling a million dollars* about selling […]

The Big Lie: Upwards and Sidewise

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Books, Latest

The Big Lie has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Sidewise Award for Alternative History. (Or the Sideways award as I keep mispronouncing it. Which suggests it has something to do with Paul Giamatti and wine. It doesn’t). Previous winners include Stephen Fry, Philip Roth and CJ Sansom so I’m feeling very honoured […]

Home for Crisis

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 in Books, Latest, Short Stories

I’m delighted to be part of a new short story anthology raising money for homeless charity Crisis. Published by Stripes, an imprint of Little Tiger, the collection called I’ll Be Home For Christmas will feature 14 stories on the theme of home. Other authors confirmed include, Holly Bourne, Sarah Crossan, Melvin Burgess, Benjamin Zephaniah, Tom Becker, […]

More Buzz for Electrical Venus

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Books, Latest, Radio

My Afternoon Drama The Electrical Venus is on the six-strong shortlist for Best Audio Drama at the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Produced by Emma Harding for the BBC, and starring Hannah John-Kamen and Arthur Hughes, the drama set in the world of the 18th Century travelling circuses aired on Radio 4 in October 2014. […]

Carnegie Nod For The Big Lie

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Books, Latest

The Big Lie has made the nominations list for the prestigious 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children, and is voted for by members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. A longlist of titles will be announced in February followed by […]

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