Archive for October, 2016



Looking forward to meeting some of you at one of these events for The Girl Who Saved Christmas and A Boy Called Christmas:

Saturday 5th November 4pm – 5pm, launch event for The Girl who Saved Christmas, Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 – 206 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London, W1J 9HD, free event but please reserve a place

Saturday 12th November 3pm – 4pm, Dulwich Book Festival, The Old Library, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, SE21 7LD, tickets

Saturday 26th November, 4pm, Foyles ‘Snowball’ (Independent Alliance day of Children’s events), Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Rd, Soho, London WC2H 0DT, details

Sunday 27th November, 11:30, Cambridge Children’s festival event, Cambridge Union Library, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB


Book News / News

Books Are My Bag

bambreadersawardlogocroppedReasons to Stay Alive is up for a Books Are My Bag Award. They are the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops. If you fancy winning  £100 National Book Tokens please vote for Reasons!

Book News / Kids News / News

Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate

51vghvo6dgl-_sl300_ 61q2jschk8l-_sl300_Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are narrating the audiobooks for A Boy called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas! Having listened to them I couldn’t be more proud. It’s one of the most magical feelings. You can preorder here and here.



Kids News

Third Christmas Book

I’m writing another Christmas book – better get cracking!