Aarhus 39

aarhus-192x181Hay Festival is launching a European children’s literature festival to take place in Aarhus (the capital of culture in 2017), Denmark, from 25th to 29th October 2017. It will welcome 39 children’s and YA authors under the age of 40 from across Europe. I helped choose the 39 children’s authors along with Daniel Hahn, Kim Fupz Aakeson and Ana Cristina Herreros. The 39 authors will be announced soon.

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas is my next children’s book and will be published in UK on November 3rd. It’s the sequel to A Boy Called Christmas and tells the story of Father Christmas’s quest to find Amelia, the first child to wake up on the first ever Christmas morning, and the only person who can bring back the magic of Christmas. Here’s the cover reveal!


British Book Industry Awards

Reasons to Stay Alive and A Boy Called Christmas are shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards! My publicist Jaz Lacey Campbell is also shortlisted for her amazing work on Reasons to Stay Alive.

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World Book Night

Thanks so much to all the volunteers who gave out books on World Book Night. I was so pleased that Reasons to Stay Alive was one of the 15 books!


World Book Night 2016

Reasons to Stay Alive has been chosen as a World Book Night book! World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life. More information is here from The Bookseller. You can apply to be a volunteer here.