Love Song shortlisted for the RoNAs

Love Song shortlisted for the RoNAs

Love Song’s original title was This Is Not a Love Song (one of my favourite post-punk anthems from Public Image Ltd) because it’s about a girl who doesn’t want her life complicated by messy feelings for a boy. Nina is sensible, level-headed and calm. But that’s why more than one boy – famous boys, in fact – falls for her. And things get messy anyway. So yeah, there is a little bit of love, and a lot of songs. And

An interview with The Point

An interview with The Point

Next month I’ll be chairing a music-related panel at a great event for YA books in West London called YA Shot. If you want to come and see lots of authors for teens talking about their books, make sure you get a ticket. As part of the blog tour for the event, I was asked to do a post for the lovely Kaavya, whom I met in Topshop for a little interview. (Was that fun? Why yes, it was.) Kaavya

Last day at The Abbey School

Last day at The Abbey School

For the past two years I’ve been Patron of Reading at The Abbey School in Reading (the place, not the activity. I know …) It’s a brilliant scheme, bringing authors and schools together – and if you don’t have a Patron of Reading at your school yet, ask for one! The authors and school librarians decide how they want it to work. I did various things with the girls from the Abbey and their great librarian, Mrs Lees (standing behind

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