April 5, 2017
On May 31st at 4pm, I'll be in conversation with Francesca Simon and Peadar O'Guilin about dark YA. Here's the festival's write up of the event:
Join three authors in contention for The Bookseller Young Adult Prize as they discuss the different ways in which their stron...
April 2, 2017
So THIS one is utterly different to every cover so far. [all confirmed covers are shown here.]
This is the Spanish cover, coming out from Editorial Molino in May. I'm pretty jealous of this girl's freckles, if I'm honest.
Fascinating that they've gone for a photographic...
March 27, 2017
and that is just SHEER CRAZY.
More info on the YA Book Prize here.
All shortlisted books are being championed on a weekly basis, and The Graces' turn starts on April 3rd.
On Tuesday 4th April, between 6 - 7pm, I'm doing a live twitter chat with the prize. It's open to eve...
March 13, 2017
Have a title.
Have a cover.
HAVE SOME... CURSES.
Creepy af, no?
This is the U.S. hardback cover - news on the UK cover to come soon...!
I'm proud of this book. It was tough to write, I don't mind telling you, but I'm very happy with where it's gone. It's told from Summer Gr...
November 16, 2016
This from Maggie's tumblr hugely resonates with me on specifics.
An interesting journey artists must presumably all go on is towards the realisation that you are creating for certain people. Those people will love the book. Everyone else will not.
It takes t...
October 29, 2016
Really. I'm not nervous.
If you are in the vicinities of New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago or Charleston, come say hi!
Links on my events page:
October 23, 2016
The New York Times reviewed The Graces. The reviews says things like: 'The Graces demands to be read twice: the first time for the suspense; the second for the
September 23, 2016
Laure: Hi, my name is Laure and I am addicted to unlikeable characters
Chorus: Hi, Laure
As a scene setter, if you will, here are my favourite characters from some things you may know:
The Lord of the Rings – Boromir. Watching him struggle against his weakness and losing...
September 12, 2016
For two consecutive weekends, I am in Holland to promote the Dutch edition of The Graces. I'm afraid I will be spamming my social media with unbearably excitable photos.
These are the public events I'm doing:
FRIDAY 16th September
Event with Kass Morgan, author of Th...
September 10, 2016
So The Graces has been picked for the Radio 2 Book Club.
This is (terrifyingly) A Big Deal. It means that the book is talked about on Simon Mayo's Drivetime show. It also means that I have to go on the show and talk about it live on air.
Which is fine and in no way makin...
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