Archive for January, 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

A Day-Pass from Darkness

The good news, first. To my utter amazement and glee and delight The Black Tattoo has been shortlisted for another prize here in the UK, namely the North East Teenage Book Award. As you’ll see if you hit the link, the other titles in the running are: BROKEN SOUP, by Jenny Valentine ANGEL, by Cliff [...]

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Friday, January 23rd, 2009

A Monster Compromise?

Yes, me and seven other unlucky authors are still TRAPPED BY MONSTERS. But I’m doing my best to negotiate an early exit for us all, as you’ll see from the following post I just put up over there… I love writing about monsters. It’s what I do. And I’m sorry, I can’t change that no [...]

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

GAH! I’ve been…

…TRAPPED BY MONSTERS! I’m posting this from a dark, dank, evil-smelling cavern where myself and seven other authors are currently being held prisoner, kidnapped by the very monsters upon whom we all depend for our storytelling livelihoods. Brutally, our guards only allow us access to the internet for a few minutes at a time(!!!) so [...]

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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Jack’s Stack

As my mate Simon J. said once as he fell off his chair, Happy New YeAAARGH! First up, here’s a link to a page where you can download the current issue of Teen Librarian Monthly, which features an interview with yours truly. It’s a pdf, not a big file, it’s free, and it’s a fine [...]

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