ENDLESS EMPRESS, my second novel, will be launched at Waterstones Argyle Street on Wednesday 22nd October. It starts at 19:00. Expect weirdness and wonder and stories and snacks. It's the most deranged and fun and vicious and odd YA book of all-time. One more month to go and then...The Endless Empress of Enkadar will be… Continue reading Book Launch
A batshit crazy YA novel deserves a batshit crazy cover. My publisher commissioned a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art (before it burned down!) named Ida Henrich to work on the cover art. It's going to look a bit different in two months time; the typeface will change. It's conceptual, but gives you… Continue reading Cover Art!
HELLO! I've just been informed that I've made the shortlist for the annual Catalyst Book Awards. These sorts of awards are important to YA writers, because it actively celebrates what we do...and of course teenagers vote for the list. I've been gigging constantly over the last eight months, so this is a lovely moment for… Continue reading Catalyst Book Awards 2014: The Shortlist
The Scottish Book Trust have put Conjuring The Infinite into their annual 100 Scottish Books list. This shows two things: a) they have good taste and b) I wrote a great book. http://www.publishingscotland.org/what-we-do/100-books-from-scottish-publishers/books-46-60/ To see my book, click #57 and it shall appear...as if by magick.
And on the first day of Revolution...
I was informed last week that I had made it onto the longlist for the annual Catalyst Book Award. I did a little dance and then double checked to see if I had read the email properly...and it still looked the same the second time as it did the first time. Gaining a nomination for… Continue reading Catalyst Book Awards 2014