Hello Detectives! I’m thinking of you all this week. I was so impressed and proud to see the response to my first writing prompt. Your stories and ideas were brilliant and varied, and your talent is incredible – but I also love seeing how supportive you’re being of each other.… Read more
This week I was lucky enough to be interviewed by excellent author Anna James for her brand new online book club, The Bookwanderers Club!
Watch the recorded live-stream below for a Q&A and readings from me, an exciting bit where my internet cut out and an appearance from my lizard friend Watson!… Read more
I’ve uploaded a new video to YouTube – and it’s all about comforting things! I’m talking about rereading, baking, gardening and writing … take a look below!
I hope you’re looking after yourselves this week – this is a hard situation and it’s OK to be kind to your brain and let things take longer than they usually would.… Read more
A few months ago I recorded an episode of TeachWire’s Author in your Classroom podcast. It’s all about how I plan my books, my writing process and where I get my inspiration from – and I think you might find it interesting and useful right now!
You can listen to it now – and there are lots of fantastic and FREE Murder Most Unladylike resources over at plazoom.com… Read more
Hello Detectives! I hope you’re all doing OK. I know that everything is feeling very strange and disrupted at the moment, and I also know that a lot of you have a bit more time on your hands than usual.
That’s why I’ve decided to start weekly writing prompts – to help you take your mind off things, and also to help you improve your writing!… Read more
Hello Detectives! I hope you’ve been taking care of yourselves this week, wherever you are in the world. This is a difficult time, and it’s already changed a lot of lives. I want you all to stay safe, stay sensible and remember to work even harder than you usually do to be kind to the people around you.… Read more
Hello Detectives! This isn’t exactly the update I was hoping to post, but here we are! As you know, the Coronavirus is messing up everyone’s schedules. Because of it, I’ve decided to stop doing events for the forseeable future – this video explains why, what I’m going to be doing while I’m at home, and why social distancing makes us all heroes.… Read more
I’ve moved house, I’ve handed in the next draft of MMU9 and my book recommendation videos are back! This month I’m talking about …
– Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt (8+)
– Slay by Brittney Morris (12+)
– An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (13+)
– One Of Us is Next by Karen McManus (12+)
I’m off on tour for The Case of the Drowned Pearl next week, but I’ll be back later in March for more updates!… Read more
My brilliant publisher Puffin has created a special World Book Day edition of their Puffin Storymakers Show for schools, and I’m very proud to be a part of it!
The show is FREE to watch from 10am GMT on World Book Day (5th March 2020), and it features me talking about The Case of the Drowned Pearl and doing some extreme reading with presenter Rae Lim, as well as sections from amazing authors and illustrators Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Vashti Harrison and Yassmin Abdel-Magied!… Read more
It’s almost World Book Day 2020! The official date is 5th March, but schools will be celebrating all that week – and so will I!
My short story, The Case of the Drowned Pearl, is one of the OFFICIAL World Book Day 2020 titles – I’m just so proud that Daisy and Hazel have their own World Book Day adventure, and so excited to introduce my series to new readers all across the UK and Ireland.… Read more