Unfortunately, I am now no longer taking bookings for 2013 or early 2014. However, please do feel free to say hello or let me know of any event that you might be organising from April 2014. My email address is email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2013:
March 14: Author visit to The British School of Paris
March 15: Author visit to Westborough High School in Dewsbury as part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival
March 16: Creative writing session at Huddersfield University as part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival
March 21: Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013. I am very excited that Ketchup Clouds has been nominated in the teen category. Fingers crossed!
March 23 (am): Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ Annual Conference 2013. Marcus Sedgwick and I will be discussing our latest books, Ketchup Clouds and Midwinterblood, at 9 am. Book signing to follow.
March 23 (pm): Oxford Literary Festival. Sally Gardner and I will be interviewed by Nicolette Jones regarding our new books, Ketchup Clouds and Maggot Moon, at 6 pm. Book signing to follow.
March 26 – 27: Bologna Children’s Book Fair. A dinner with my foreign publishers, kindly organised and hosted by Orion.
April 12: Author visit to a school in Zaragoza, Spain.
April 24: Read Regional event at Mirfield Library at 7.30 pm.
April 25: The Branford Boase Award. As last year’s winner, I will be helping to pull together the shortlist of books.
May 1: Sheffield Hallam Masterclass. I will be talking about my first book, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, to students on the MA Writing Course.
May 8 – 10: Madrid. A series of promotional events organised by my Spanish publisher, Siruela.
June 4: Orion Author Evening at The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester. Presentations by me, Alan Gibbons, Lauren St John and Kate Pankhurst.
June 6: The Branford Boase Award. Judging of the winner!
June 28 – July 2: Chicago. A series of promotional events organised by my American publisher, Little Brown. Details to be confirmed.
July 11: The Branford Boase Award prize ceremony.
August 22 – 23: Edinburgh Festival. Details to be confirmed.
September 17: Author visit to The Morley Academy to start off my work as the school’s Patron of Reading!