When I was small, one of my big sisters had an Indiana Jones lunchbox. It was metal, and rattly, and completely impractical for actual lunch-carrying purposes (unless you like your sandwiches to taste of tin). But I loved it. I coveted it. It had Indy on, and I love Indy. There's something irresistible about Stuff… Continue reading We have crisps. And bins, and Tescos, and trackie bums, and lots and lots of books.
35 authors. Tickets sold out within hours. More cake than has ever been gathered in one place before. The first ever UKYAExtravaganza took place in Birmingham on Saturday, and it was amaaaazing. It was proper giddy fun; brilliant to put faces to so many names, and say hello again to lots of people who came to… Continue reading UKYAExtravaganza Eleganza!
For the last few years I've been happily writing books for 8-12s, about friendship and families, feelings and funny stuff. I plan to spend this year doing much the same. But it's been lovely to dip a toe back into Young Adult Lake for a new anthology, LOVE HURTS. Not least because it's an anthology compiled… Continue reading Tumbling back to YA