Thursday 24th September 2015 will be a day of tweeting about diverse characters in children’s, YA and adult fiction novels from any period in publishing history. Join authors, publishers, agents, bloggers and readers in celebrating diversity in literature!
Lots more information here – greenacrewriters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/diverse-author-day.html?m=1
Please come and show your support for Barnet Libraries. The march will start at 10.15 at East Finchley, at 11.15 at Finchley Church End Library, where it will be joined by a red bus and a brass band! The council needs to know why KIDS NEED BOOKS!
More info here – www.thunderclap.it/projects/30839-join-ourkids4libraries-march
Teen Reading Group – will meet on Monday 21st September between 4.30 and 5.45 at Finchley Church End library, so if you’re aged between 11 and 15, love books, love sharing your favourite reads, then come and join us!
As part of the Finchley Lit Fest, on Saturday 23rd May I’ll be in North Finchley Waterstones with authors Alex Wheatle and Ellie Daines! The event starts at 12.30, so come and say hi if you’re in the area. More details of the event to follow.
Click on the link to read about some of my favourite reads in teen and young adult literature last year -
On Tuesday 13th May, I will be at Loughborough University’s Literary Salon, talking about Writing Young Adult fiction in the 21st century. Maxine Linnell will there as well as Walker Books and reps from DKW literary agents. Tickets still available from H.L.Relf@lboro.ac.uk
Hope to see you there!
Big thank you to the 3rd class at St. Helen’s School in Portmarnock, Co Dublin, and their wonderful teacher, Mr. Feehan, for inviting me in to talk about The Long Weekend. It was lovely to meet you all!
The online auction to raise funds for the typhoon disaster in The Philippines is now open. There are lots of signed books, manuscript critiques, and tons of other goodies available. Follow the link to read more about it and see what’s available, and please spread the word. Many thanks.
It turns out I do. It has appeared in many different shapes, sizes, varieties and numbers in most of my work.
I only realised that when I started writing my guest blog for Katherine Roberts’ blog, Riding the Unicorn.
Here’s a picture of one of its forms – the twisted tree. It’s a photograph I took for Hell Wood, my current WIP.
The book features many more.
But it’s not the trees that are nightmarish…