I want to let you know about some appearances I have scheduled for this Spring, including a week in March devoted entirely to Close to the Wind… March 3rd is World Book Day and I’ll be visiting schools in Bristol. In the morning I’m at St Barnabus Primary School to open their new library and then do some […]
My Name is Not Friday is all set for publication in the US this January where it has just received a Starred Kirkus Review. ‘Samuel’s endearing, immersive narration makes the novel a fascinating and unforgettable account of a brutal and shameful chapter in America’s history.’ The American version, published by Scholastic, also has a great new […]
The author Tony Bradman has reviewed My Name’s Not Friday for The Guardian and called it ‘a superb teen novel about slavery and religion…’ You can read the full review right here.
Great news over the weekend when My Name’s Not Friday was named as the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week. It joins my first novel, Close to the Wind which was named as a book of the week on its publication last year.