THE LONG WEEKEND – IS OUT THIS WEEK!

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!

BUY IT HERE  

Writing dark stories for teens/YA Interview

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

Author Talk

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 2022

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

 

 

Virtual author visit with Olchfa School, Swansea

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.

 

THAT ASIAN KID WINS THE WARWICKSHIRE 9 BOOK AWARD!

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

BRISTOL TEEN BOOK AWARD 2020 SHORTLIST

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!

THAT ASIAN KID is on the 9 for 9 LEICESTERSHIRE 2020 BOOK CHALLENGE!

VERY HAPPY to see That Asian Kid on the Leicestershire 9 for 9 Book Challenge! Lots of Year 9s in schools all across Leicestershire will be getting copies of the nine books on the list – and they are in for a treat! HAPPY READING YEAR 9s!

THAT ASIAN KID IS SHORLTISTED AGAIN! YAY!

Delighted to let you all know that That Asian Kid is on the Highgate Wood Book Award shortlist! Check out all the great titles on the list!

Back to School

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.  

 

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