Archive for March, 2008

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Hee hee hee HEE!

Today I dropped by awesome brand spanking new local independent booksellers THE BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP, to pick up some comics. To my great glee and delight, in their ‘seal of approval’ section I found my favourite review of TIM, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH so far! Take a look: ‘If you don’t like books with action-packed […]

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The idea of TIM

Now seems a good a minute to answer Amin from London, who asks: Where did you get the idea of TIM, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH? The single best piece of writing advice I’ve ever heard came from an interview I read once with the awesome thriller writer Lee Child: “Write the exact book that you […]

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

British Behemoth to Stomp into Stores in the States!

Hi there. Here’s a picture of me at some unspeakable hour on the night of Friday 2nd Feb 2007: Yeah, well: if you thought being an author was glamorous, now you know the truth! 😉 But this is what I looked like after the two years of work (and the climactic thirteen-hour-straight ‘crunch’!) that it […]

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Hairless Horror Haunts Haringey!

Take a look at this…! Today it was my great pleasure to return to the Marcus Garvey Library, to speak (for the second time!) to its excellent Teenage Reading Group. Supreme ninja librarian DAMLA, the sinister mastermind behind the Marcus Garvey TRG(!) always creates wonderful posters and literature to promote events. Her flyer for the […]

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

It’s all good!

Well, here I am, fully recovered from last week’s excitements (check out the full story of the opening of The Big Green Bookshop here) And I’m now gearing up for TIM’s impending launch in the USA! It’s officially out in America at the end of this month, but I’ve already received my author copies, and […]

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Friday, March 7th, 2008

Dazzled in Dagenham

Today’s big event for me was a visit to Jo Richardson Community School, in Dagenham, Essex – one of the finest-looking and best-equipped schools at which it has been my privilege to do my stuff so far. The JRCS Boothroyd Hall, where my sessions were held, in particular, is absolutely jaw-dropping – take a look: […]

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008


YAY! And the event onslaught continues. I’ve only got about ten hours ’til I’ve got to be back out on a train again – and I ‘aven’t ‘ad me dinner yet! – so this is gonna be brief. But today was tremendous. The main meat-and-potatoes of the day (yeah, food’s on my mind right now! […]

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The Horror of His Handwriting

So! I have returned! -Yes! Again! ;p (Wow, two blog posts in one day, eh? Who’d’ve thought it?) Today’s visit was to John Ruskin Primary School, in Southwark, London. I’d been invited there to do two sessions and – with the aid of Bushido Bookseller George H., of Tales on Moon Lane – hopefully shift […]

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Wiltshire Welcomes Weirdos!

…Or at least, the schools I visited there certainly welcomed me! 😉 I’m writing this post in a tearing hurry, as I’m about to rush out the door for another event, but before I do here are a couple of pics to give you an idea of how things went yesterday. After a lovely leisurely […]

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Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Sorted in Swindon

Well folks, here we are at the end of day one of my Wiltshire Whirlwind Tour. I’m staying the night at Marlborough College, I’ve just consumed a vast pizza covered in chilli and pepperoni and all is right with the world, for a I have just had a terrific day’s visit to Swindon Academy! And […]

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