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Event: Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2015
I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2015 event being held on 19th November.   I’ve never been [...]
Review: All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale
GoodReads All I want for Christmas is… a new GEEK GIRL story! Harriet Manners knows a lot about Christmas. She knows that every year Santa climbs down 91.8 [...]
Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R.Tolkien
GoodReads Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover [...]
Review: Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
GoodReads The glorious start to a middle-grade trilogy about a brilliant boy, his loyal friends, and some amazingly intelligent beetles that brings [...]
Blog Tour: C.J. Skuse’s MONSTER Playlist
Music always plays a massive part when I’m writing anything. I need certain songs to unlock certain scenes. Here’s a little selection of songs which proved [...]
Blog Tour: Siobhan Curham for YA Shot!
As part of the YA Shot event on October 28th (details are here for tickets) I’ve been paired with Siobhan for a blog tour post.  I loved [...]
Review: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre
GoodReads The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart’s desire. Shen and Sika can’t resist [...]
Review: The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
GoodReads The cult classic that can still change your life… Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist [...]
The A to Z of Railhead with Philip Reeve: Letter B
B is for Building Worlds…. …or ‘worldbuilding’, as we writers call it when we’re not trying to find something beginning with B for an alphabetical list. If [...]
UKYA & UKMG Extravaganza Event
A little post to highlight two upcoming events being run by the lovely Kerry and Emma Pass at Waterstones Nottingham & Nottingham Central Library.  The [...]