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    • Carnegie Longlist!

      Carnegie Longlist!

      POSTED ON 18.02.2016

      Hey, hey!  The Rest of Us Just Live Here is on the brand-new Carnegie Longlist, along with friends, geniuses, and books new to me (always welcome).  Have a read.  Shortlist announced 15 March.  

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    • A Monster Calls movie teaser trailer!

      A Monster Calls movie teaser trailer!

      POSTED ON 19.11.2015

      Hey, world, how would you like to watch THE FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE OF A MONSTER CALLS!!!!!!!! I’ll be honest, when Liam says, “He called… for a *monster*…” I get all weepy inside.  

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    • HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT THING!

      HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT THING!

      POSTED ON 02.10.2015

      Here to announce that I am the creator, sole writer & co-executive producer on a brand new, official Doctor Who spinoff series for television.  It’s called Class, first season is eight episodes long, and it hits your screens (UK and continued…

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    • Pulling out of Cheltenham, sorry!

      Pulling out of Cheltenham, sorry!

      POSTED ON 26.09.2015

      Hi, guys, I’m so sorry, but I have to pull out of the Cheltenham Festival on the weekend of 2 October.  UGH!  I hate cancelling events. I’m so sorry, I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t the very last resort.  continued…

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    • First real post!  Fundraising amazement and US tour!

      First real post! Fundraising amazement and US tour!

      POSTED ON 13.09.2015

      So I’ve finally figured out/had time to write a proper first post on here!  They’ll come more often, I promise, but this month has been crazy. First, if you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you know all about the Save continued…

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    • Welcome to my new website!

      Welcome to my new website!

      POSTED ON 26.07.2015

      Hello again!  The lovely folks at Walker – my stupendous UK publisher – have redone my webpage!  Innit nifty?  All kinds of stuff here for you to go looking for, including videos, me *cough*, blogging *cough*, lots of writing, and continued…

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    • Writing MasterClass I did for TV

      Writing MasterClass I did for TV

      POSTED ON 30.12.2014

      I’m still mostly on hiatus from this site until middle of next year (when I get a revamp!) but interrupting that rest to post the video of that Writing MasterClass I did for Sky Arts Television.  It’s here.  I’m in purple!  And I continued…

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    • Comments trouble (and where to find me)

      Comments trouble (and where to find me)

      POSTED ON 29.10.2014

      So I haven’t updated here in a while – because not a lot’s been going on that I can talk about (there’s been LOTS that I can’t, but…).  I’ve been wondering what the best use of this is.  It works continued…

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    • Book Blogger UKYA Awards

      Book Blogger UKYA Awards

      POSTED ON 06.10.2014

      I won a whole bunch of Book Blogger UKYA Awards today, which is so cool!  Book bloggers got together and set up categories and made nominees, then people voted on the winners.  I got Best First Line (though not for Knife, controversy), continued…

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    • Hmm, what to do with this website, eh?

      Hmm, what to do with this website, eh?

      POSTED ON 29.09.2014

      So I haven’t updated here in a while – because not a lot’s been going on that I can talk about (there’s been LOTS that I can’t, but…) I’ve been wondering what the best use of this is. It works continued…

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