Absolutely delighted that CILIP Youth Libraries Group for the south east chose THAT ASIAN KID as their March title! Here’s what they said when they chose That Asian Kid – “It’s cleverly written, empathetic, and a well-observed novel, fantastic characters who interact beautifully with each other. Although there is plenty of humour, it’s very thought provoking and poignant. Jeevan, the main protagonist, had a genuine voice and was very easy to relate to.”
A lovely review from The Letterbox Library for The Long Weekend! If you’re looking for a book for a teen for Xmas then The Long Weekend is sure to hold them gripped right up to the last word! Just remind them to breathe when they finish the book! Grab a copy
Here it is – an exciting new cover for the updated edition of The Long Weekend coming out this week! It’s a thriller, it’s scary, it’s perfect for Halloween! I hope you all love it! Cover credit goes to Emma Rogers for designing the brilliant cover for the book!
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Ever wondered why I write dark, edgy stories for teenagers and young adults? You can find out here. The amazing YA author Matt Killeen interviewed me for YA Thriller Con 2022. You can watch it on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuznrel3nHs&t=3s&ab_channel=YAThrillerCon
What a wonderful visit to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls for author talks to Year 9 and Year 10! The enthusiasm for books and reading in the school was shared equally by the students and teachers. The librarians run an amazing, innovative programme of events throughout the year to promote reading. I wish every school was as lucky! Imagine the rise in literacy levels that could be achieved.
And a big thank you to the librarians and staff for making feel so welcome!
A great virtual author talk and writing workshop with Year 9 students at Olchfa school. Their enthusiasm, creativity, and total engagement was wonderful! No better way to start a Monday morning! Thanks to their amazing librarian for inviting me.
I am very happy to announce that That Asian Kid has won the Warwickshire 9 Book Award! It was a great shortlist, so I am doubly proud!
If you would like to hear me saying thank you, click here
THAT ASIAN KID is on the shortlist for the Bristol Teen Award 2020, with some fab books, and I am chuffed to bits. Many congratulations to my fellow nominees!