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The Riff Riff Podcast

A few weeks ago I set off for Battersea studios to record a podcast interview with The Riff Raff. The Riff Riff are a writing community founded by Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards. They have a podcast, host live events and even have a mentoring scheme. If you’d like to listen to my writing advice and hear me talking more…

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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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Notes on My Family adult cover
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New 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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