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Happy New Year!

Eeeeuuggghhh - have had the worst build up to the New Year ever: weeks and weeks of flu. Horrible. But it's all over now, the new year is upon us and the weather isn't quite so bitter, so all in all things are looking up....

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Where has September gone?

Can't believe it's October already. Shocking:) It's because I'm busy writing - I've got a new trilogy up my sleeves which I'm very excited about and am currently working on the first one. I tend to write a sketch of the book first before I...

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Only a few days to go!

Just back from the always-wonderful Edinburgh Book Festival where I had a great event with Sophie McKenzie (what great books she writes! And just lovely in person, too...

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School’s out!

I know it's been a long time since I've been at school, or even university, but I can't help still being governed by the school year. September is when I want shiny new pencil cases and when I make all my resolutions (January is the...

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Summer’s here…

... and I can reveal the cover of The Legacy (see below) which is absolutely stunning - Bloomsbury have done a wonderful job as always! The book comes out in September, and I'd love to hear what you think. I've been busy visiting schools this month -...

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Busy week!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days - it's been a busy old time. I was at Wimbledon High on Monday as part of the Wimbledon Bookfest young writers competition launch and was grilled by an auditorium of girls on everything from building characters...

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31 March 2010

Hi there! So I had a great day on Monday - I went into Ursuline High School in Wimbledon to launch the Wimbledon Bookfest young writers' competition (wish there had been someting like that when I was still at school!). There were some groups from other...

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24 March 2010

Is Spring ever going to actually come? It keeps taunting us with the odd summer day (or hour) and then disappearing again. Come on, we need some warmth here. I'm ready to take off my jumpers and lie out in the sunshine for a while. So...

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