Last year I went to the UK MG Extravaganza in Nottingham as a civilian – my first novel had only just been published, and I wanted to go along and see how the pros did events like this. This year, with the event being held in Newcastle, I asked if I could come again –… Read More
Fir for Luck, by Barbara Henderson, is a tale of the Highland Clearances, based on the true story of the township of Ceannabeinne in Sutherland. The Highland Clearances were a dark time in the history of Scotland, when the landowners acted with high-handed callousness in evicting tenants who had worked the land – some of… Read More
I’m delighted to welcome Barbara Henderson to my blog today as part of the Fir for Luck blog tour. Fir for Luck is a tale of the Highland Clearances, that darkest of times in Scottish history; it’s an atmospheric and thrilling debut novel from an exciting new talent in children’s fiction. My review will be up… Read More
It’s UKYACX tomorrow, September 17th, in Newcastle – I’ll be there along with loads of brilliant children’s and YA authors to talk about my books The Wreck of the Argyll and The Beast on the Broch. As part of the UKYACX blog tour, Fiona from Independent Book Reviews has posted an interview with me.
Jinks & O’Hare Funfair Repair is another madcap adventure from the dream team of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. What’s more fun than a funfair? A funfair in space, populated by weird aliens and stuffed with bizarre rides! When things start to go wrong, and even ace alien repairmen Jinks and O’Hare can’t keep up,… Read More
Last week I went on my annual trip to Scotland. This year had three purposes – to visit our relatives, to talk about my first book The Wreck of the Argyll at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, and, most importantly, to launch my new book, The Beast on the Broch. After the Arbroath talk and… Read More
Nearly a year ago, Kirsten Couper of the Arbroath Signal Tower museum invited me to come and give a talk about The Wreck of the Argyll. Now, Arbroath is a long way from Leicester where I live, but as I was travelling up to Scotland to visit relatives and launch my new book, I thought it… Read More