A Great Email from a Fan

Just wanted to tell you how much I loved your book ‘He’s After Me’! You visited my school a while back, Bishop Walsh and I had actually read He’s After Me a while ago. It was a wonderful book with a great plot line that refused to let me put the book down. I finished it very quickly as I am such a bookworm. I really hope there is a sequel as you left it on such a cliffhanger! I’d love to know what happens to all the characters, especially about how Anna felt after her sister’s death. Would she find Jem? Would anyone? Would he continue to graffiti? I just hope you carry out another book because this one was absolutely brilliant. The story is so gripping and I couldn’t stop reading when I picked it up. I was incredibly impressed with the ending of the book. Sad and heart breaking, but so realistic. But I feel that it’s unfinished and I believe a sequel would be perfect – no matter how short or long. Although, one thing about the book was that I felt we didn’t get enough of Jem’s point of view. Yes, the short snippets were very effective, however, I think a lot of fans would of loved more of an insight into his mind. Anyway, the reason I decided to read this book was when you visited our school, you read out the first couple of pages and I found it very interesting. I decided to pick up the book and I must say, excellent choice of the front cover&title. It really drew me...
The Day I Met Suzie Launch

The Day I Met Suzie Launch

Had a wonderful time last night at the launch of my latest book. Three little people decided to join me in my talk and readings. But one even littler person kept looking the other way. Thanks to Penzance Public Library all the lovely people who came along to join in the celebrations especially my editor Anne. Check out the photos below....
“The Day I Met Suzie” Tour

“The Day I Met Suzie” Tour

Spent last week on a whistle-stop tour around the country talking about “The Day I Met Suzie”. Hectic, crazy, exciting, exhausting, FUN! Monday, 18th March, I was in Scotland visiting Bo’ness Academy, St Mungo’s High School and Grangemouth High. Tuesday, I was in Edinburgh at Holy Rood RC and The Royal High School. What a lovely warm Scottish welcome from everyone at these five schools. (Scottish students, you’re so grown up and your manners are impeccable!) Then a fast train to Lancaster and Weds went to Kirbie Kendal School and Ripley St Thomas. (Loved your enthusiasm, you guys! Wish I could bottle it and bring it out for the days when writing is just a sheer hard slog.) On to Manchester then and on Thursday I visited Manchester High School for Girls (What a great question and answer session girls!) and then Urmston High School for an informal chat with fans followed by a really interesting afternoon with Year 10s. Friday, back in the South-West to Bristol schools, Henbury and Blackwell. Lovely way to end a really fab tour. Thanks to everyone who made me so welcome, all you lovely librarians and brilliant bookshop people, especially Elaine and Suzie(not the one the book’s about!) from SilverDell Books and Peter and Frances at Urmston Bookshop. And extra special thanks to the wonderful Victoria who organized it all. Can’t wait for the next one… Now what did we decide? New York…Sydney…Vancouver??? I’ll be posting photographs asap so keep an eye on this page...