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January 2018: Nine Award Nominations for ‘I Have No Secrets’!

I am delighted that ‘I Have No Secrets’ has now been nominated for nine awards for 2018 – five shortlists (Leeds, Worcestershire, Wandsworth, Doncaster, Lewisham), three long lists – (ABA (Sussex), Redbridge and Lancashire) and the Carnegie Nomination!

Worc Teen Book Award Shortlist below!

A visit to the printer

I was privileged to be able to visit CPI Printers and see my books actually being printed! Wow! It was one of the most amazing days of my life.

Holding I Have No Secrets

Here’s the book on the press!

I Have No Secrets chosen for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge!

The Reading Agency have announced their Top Ten Volunteer Reads for summer 2017 and I Have No Secrets is on the list! Here’s what they say:

These are the books we’ll be recommending to the young volunteers supporting the Summer Reading Challenge later this year. Look out for competitions, author interviews and hack ideas too!

reading hack 2017 top 10 book for summer reading challenge

The final selection has everything from compulsive thrillers and ancient Norse myths to poetry on the football pitch and out-of-this world romance… As Skipton Reading Hackers described it; “There’s a lot of queer, a lot of strong females and a lot of death… Brilliant!”

Booked (Kwame Alexander)
Moondust (Gemma Fowler)
The Edge of Everything (Jeff Giles)
The One Memory of Flora Banks (Emily Barr)
I Have No Secrets (Penny Joelson)
One of Us is Lying (Karen M. McManus)
Orangeboy (Patrice Lawrence)
The Otherlife (Julia Gray)
Unboxed (Non Pratt)
Like Other Girls (Claire Hennessy)

You’ll find these books in libraries across the UK during the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.