Hello all! This evening on Twitter I could finally share the news that I am going to be part of the UKYACX 2016 event at Newcastle Library on Saturday 17th September alongside some other brilliant YA authors. With the tagline, ‘Books, Authors, Readers, Cake’ this event has to be a winner!! What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon? I’m looking forward to going to Newcastle as it’s been a while since I’ve visited that neck of the woods.
Below is a list of the other YA authors I will be joining on the day. It’s so nice to see some fellow Scots on the list!
Roy Gill Cat Clark Kirkland Ciccone Olivia Levez Lindsey Barraclough
Nicole Burstein Fletcher Moss/Martin Griffin Jane Brittan Sara Grant
Perdita Cargill Honor Cargill Donald Hounam Paula Rawsthorne Leo Hunt
Kerry Drewery Emma Pass Liz Flanagan Sue Wallman Rachael Lucas
Ellen Pheathean Katherine Corr Elizabeth Corr Alex Nye Patrice Lawrence
In other news I am going to be a sort of ‘Writer in Residence’ at the Inverclyde Booked! Festival (Edinburgh International Book Festival on the road!) which will take place at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August. I will be helping out during both days, facilitating creative writing workshops with local High School students and I get to introduce some big YA authors on stage (and hang out with them in the Green Room where, if I’m lucky, there might be more cake…) You can find out more about this brilliant book festival here
That’s all for now, but I’ll be back on here with more updates soon!