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What would you do if you discovered hidden letters written 100 years ago? Anyone who has read my book ‘Everything Is Fine (And Other Lies I Tell Myself)’ will recognise this question. It’s exactly what happens to my character Esther. At the beginning of the school holidays, Esther finds six letters hidden in her room…

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Lost in translation

Last week, Dear Scarlett was published in French.  I haven’t seen it yet, but I know that the translation is fantastic, because I spent three hours talking to the fabulous translator Catherine Guillet and I know that it has the same glorious cover. In it, Scarlett and Ellie visit a lido, an outdoor swimming pool. …


Scottish Surprises, Artists and Hilltops!

This summer holiday, our family went to Scotland so that we could appear at the ‘Edinburgh Book Festival’. First thing to say: Scotland is STUNNING! We climbed lots of mountains, went for long walks, and saw lots of red deer and rare birds. We also saw Michael Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman (but I was too…


CONGRATULATIONS to the 5 lucky winners of the Kevin Brooks, The Danger Game giveaway. Katherine Burns, Rosemary Stables, D Measer, Jess Brown and Sophie Martie all knew that the first book in the Travis Delaney series was The Ultimate Truth. Your book prizes will be posted out shortly ;)