Hooray! The Assembly Room won a bronze award in the finals of 'The Wishing Shelf Book Awards' 2013 competition. Click on the link for more information.
The finalist page for 'The Wishing Shelf Book Awards' is now up and live. Take a look and you'll see 'The Assembly Room' sitting proudly alongside the other finalists. Fingers crossed!
We have some fab news regarding 'The Assembly Room'. The book has made it to the finals in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award 2013. Fingers crossed the book can make it over the winning post for the 9-12 year old category. You can search for their FB page and like. Judging is carried out based on what the schools used for the reading groups decided as part of their reviews. We'll be sure to keep you updated.
Here's wishing all readers and vistors to my site a restful Xmas holiday period and a happy and prosporous 2014 too!
Both of my YA books 'OTOLI' and The Assembly Room' are entered in to 'The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013'. Finalists will be notified during March 2014. Fingers crossed eh!
Okay, for some reason the uptake for the 2 e-Book copies hasn't happened which is strange since the paperback copy had 826 people entering. If you have an e-Reader you've got a chance to win one of 2 copies of the book in any available format (except Nook at the moment). Click the link in the post title to find out more. Open now until Tues 18th June 2013. :)
To further celebrate the inclusion of 'The Assembly Room' in the first round of 'The People's Book Prize' Spring 2013 YA/Children's category I'm giving away some copies of the book. To find out more check out my Journal pages here on the web site or check out my Goodreads page via the links at the top of this web page. Best of luck.
The Assembly Room has been accepted and entered to 'The People's Book Prize' Spring 2013 collection in the YA11+ category. Check the link for further details, and PLEASE VOTE! :)
My publisher has made all my books available to read via Apple's i-Bookstore. So yet another way to read them. Isn't technology just amazing. Just click the link on the i-Bookstore logo on the buy links for each book page to be taken to the store.
Check out this fabulous review for The Assembly Room from Angie at the YA Novelties review team.
The Assembly Room will be going out on blog tour in the last week of October. This will be hosted by the lovely 'Reading Away The Days' YA review blog. There will be reviews, guest post, interview and some give-aways. Click the tour banner here on the home page to find out further details.
The Assembly Room is now available as e-Pub format via Kobo. Much like Amazon Kindle there is an app that can be downloaded to allow reading on pretty much any capable device. Check out the book link here 'The Assembly Room on Kobo'
The Kindle e-Book version of The Assembly Room is now ready for download. I received notification of this from my publisher yesterday. So if you don't want to wait until 11th October for the paperback you can read the book now via a Kindle reader or the brilliant Kindle app for pretty much any device. Ps, If you like what you read please do leave a review if you can to help others. Enjoy.
The book trailer is now live for The Assembly Room. Click the link to be taken to the Bookbuzzr web page for the book where you can find out more Book Trailer
Check out my recent guest post at the Movellas Blog - Bullying, Judging and Writing
The pre-press proof is in for my next YA novel 'The Assembly Room'. I'm currently assisting my publisher with checks for the m/s so we can make sure everything is good for the printers. Cover artwork is also complete and the page for the book is now live here as well as at my publishers website. A book video trailer is also nearing completion and will be posted soon. Look out for further updates coming soon!
I had the great honour of being asked to help judge the winning entries for the recent Movellas writing competition in which my YA novel OTOLI was used as the theme's stimulus. You can find the winners and their entries by clicking this link 'Bullying Both Sides of the Story'.
My YA novel OTOLI has been chosen as the stimulus for a new writing competition created by Movellas. They are creating a high profile media campaign for the competition which will is backed by the charity Bullying UK, Pneuma Springs, Childline and others so please share this link with your friends, family and schools in any way you can via social media. The competition is open today (16th May) until 8th July 2012 so you have plenty of time to get your thinking caps on. Together we can all help combat the awful thing that bullying really is, in all its forms. There are super prizes to be won and runners up will receive a signed copy of the OTOLI paperback. Enter the competition and keep an eye out for updates on the Movellas web page here: 'Both Sides Of The Story' - Movellas writing competition
My young Adult novel OTOLI has been made available for free download at the Amazon Kindle Store by my publisher today (12th May). Enjoy!
'The Assembly Room' has been approved for publication by my publisher, Yay. Look out for updates soon!
Read my author interview with Megan at 'Reading away the Days' YA book blog.
OTOLI has received another fabulous review. This time it's at the 'Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community'. Many thanks to Sue Mahoney for a really in depth review of the book.
OTOLI has been entered in to The Peoples Book Prize Spring competition for the childrens category by my publisher. You can vote for the book at the link here until May 20th 2012.
The manuscript for my next YA novel, The Assembly Room, has been sent off to my publisher. Just waiting to hear back now for the verdict. :)
OTOLI is currently undergoing adaptation for stage play. I'll keep you updated with its progress. :)
For all Kindle lovers out there! My publisher has reduced the Amazon Kindle price for my books to £1.53 / $2.36. You can read samples and reviews before you try and buy too. It's at least worth a peek isn't it?
OTOLI is an all time TOP TEN YA AWARENESS book at the YABook Reads review team.
Check out their blog entry here; http://t.co/DfyeZ87R You can also find their review for the book too as well as my author interview with Kelly from the team.
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