Monday, 20 May 2013

Waiting for Gonzo AUDIOBOOK – Out Now!

Hot on the heels of Waiting for Gonzo coming out in paperback in March – and the soundtrack album a few weeks later – I'm delighted to announce that the Waiting for Gonzo BBC Audiobook is now available for download on the AudioGO website. (The CD version will follow in a few months.) 

Getting into character in the studio …

Producer Lyndsey Melling, safe on the other side of the glass!

Thanks to everyone at the studio for making me so welcome,  and to Sarah Manson for setting this particular Wheel of Destiny in motion. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

15 Days Without a Head – Out Today in the US and Canada!

I'm delighted that my debut novel for teenagers, 15 Days Without a Head will be in bookshops across the United States and Canada from today!

This new edition is being published by Flux with a brand new cover featuring Laurence in the all important telephone box (you'll have to read the book to find out the significance of the booth!)

Having read so much fantastic young adult fiction from the states, I'm very excited at the prospect of 15 Days sharing shelf space with books by authors that have inspired me – Robert Cormier, Louis Sachar and John Green, to name just a few.

15 Days Without a Head has already received a warm reception from reviewers across the pond, for which I'm very grateful. Kirkus Reviews wrote:
"A  …  finely crafted debut that strikes a delicate balance between humor and pathos." 
Here are a few of my other favourite write-ups:
Publishers' Weekly
Rather Be Reading
Lindie Dagenhart
Crunchings & Munchings: We eat YA!

I was also delighted to learn that 15 Days Without a Head has been selected by the Junior Library Guild. This is a tremendous seal of approval and will hopefully mean that the story will find its way to many more readers in the United States.

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone at Flux, especially Brian Farrey-Latz for inviting Laurence, Jay and Mina across the water. I am hugely grateful to Brian, Sandy, Bob, Lisa, Courtney and Mallory for all their hard work in making sure my book would become better travelled than I am!