A wonderful day at Little Ilford School talking to two year groups – Year 9 and Year 10 – about the pleasure and the power of reading! Followed by a creative writing workshop on opening paragraphs for stories in different genres. Horror was popular! Lots of great ideas, creativity and writing from the students! Thank you to the school librarian for organising the events for the day, and the school staff for their warm welcome.
This year not only was I invited to The Khalsa Academy in Wolverhampton to give talks and to run creative writing workshops, but I also had the great honour of opening their new school library! Everyone knows how passionate I am about libraries, so it was a wonderful moment for me to cut the ribbon and open the door to so many books and opportunities for the students! Free access to books – what could be better?!
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!
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