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Bristol teen book award
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Bristol Teen Book Award 2018

Notes on My Family has been shortlisted for the Bristol Teen Book Award and I’m so thrilled. It’s hugely important and significant for me to have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates diversity in teen fiction. Lou is an outsider who isn’t fitting in well at school. She sees the world differently to others. Neurodiversity is something I believe all…

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Gransnet Summer Reads
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Best Summer Reads 2018

I’m so pleased Notes on My Family has been selected as a Gansnet Best Summer Read. You read about all the books here: https://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/best-summer-reads?utm_source=Publishers&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Best+summer+reads+(2018)

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Notes on My Family adult cover
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New adult cover!

It’s finally spring and I am thrilled to be able to share the adult cover for Notes on my Family with you! The new edition will be available to purchase on the 4th July 2018. If you’d like to read an extract just click above on my ‘Books’ page where you’ll find the opening, along with blogger and author reviews….

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School visit
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World Book Day 2018

World book day this year landed on a snowy Thursday. Many schools were closed but not Coombe Boy’s school in New Malden where I had the pleasure of teaching two creative writing workshops to year seven and eight pupils. We talked about how to begin a story and how to chose between first and third person. We discussed some of…

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Notes on My Family
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The Branford Boase Award

I am so thrilled Notes on My Family has been long listed for the 2018 Branford Boase Award! The award is for new writers and their editors and is now in its eighteenth year. It’s a really exciting long list and I’m so pleased to be there! Here is the full long list. Good luck to all the authors and…

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