Here it is – an exciting new cover for the updated edition of The Long Weekend to be published in Autumn! I hope you all love it as much as I do! Cover credit goes to Emma Rogers for designing such a perfect cover for the book!
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!
World Book Week this year was epic! I travelled from Bangkok to Birmingham, from Chelsea to Bexleyheath, from Pinner back to Bangkok. Thank you to all the amazing schools, librarians, teachers and students who made it a week to remember! @BrightonCollegeBangkok @CockshutHillSch @Pinnerhighsch @Townleygrammar @ChelseaAcadLib
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!
The highlight of my year was visiting Shakespeare’s school – King Edward VI school in Stratford Upon Avon in July 2021. I ran a creative writing workshop for Year 9 boys, who were inspiring and engaged and wrote wonderful short stories and story openers. A year talk to all the Year 9s followed with some insightful questions. A tour of the school, Shakespeare’s classroom, and the museum finished the perfect day. It was a wonderful school visit to start off in-person school visits!
Please get in touch via the contact page if you would like a school visit in Autumn, whether it’s a creative writing workshop or an author talk.