Archive for March, 2010

Monday, March 22nd, 2010


My first finished copies of Crawlers have now arrived. The book is real, and it’s waiting in warehouses to be dispatched to bookshops and libraries and readers everywhere. One would think that I would be ready for this: after all, it’s taken me two years of work to get to this moment – but no. […]

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The Shiplake Shake

To Shiplake College near Henley-on-Thames today, for a fine Q&A session with a group from the school’s Years 7 and 9. Here’s a pic of me reading from Crawlers in what looks like a restrained and low-key manner. But of course that impression would be entirely false, because as always… …I seemed to spend most […]

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010

‘Properly believable characters’

Check out this latest review of Crawlers, by Marcus Gipps. Disclosure time: Marcus is an old friend from my bookselling days – but as you’ll see, that’s no guarantee he’ll pull his punches when it comes to reviewing me! For me, creating characters is the hardest thing about writing: monsters and action are a joy […]

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The Masterplan Continues

I am grinning like a fool after some excellent events for World Book Day 2010. Here I am above doing my stuff yesterday at The Oakwood School in Surrey, where I spoke to three great groups from the school’s Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11. [Particular thanks to Aaron for his wonderfully detailed questions […]

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