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Awards: WASTED won the Read it or Else category in the Coventry Award and was runner-up in the North East Book Award. It is longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Manchester, Grampian, Angus, and RED Awards.

Friday, 23 April 2010


Blog launching later today but first some news:

NEWS: Due to popular demand, Amazon have released Wasted early. However, there's only one left so hurry... (More are on order.) Meanwhile, please ask for it in your local bookshop, or branch of Waterstone's. There are already a couple of 5 star reviews on Amazon - HUGE thanks to the people who took the trouble to do that. I really DO appreciate it.

There's a real buzz going on amongst booksellers and readers but before I launch I'd love to get to the 100 followers mark - the next prize draw is tomorrow and you have to be in it to win it! Spread the word.

Later today, the first real post will go up to start the ball rolling - and it includes the whole first chapter of Wasted, just to give you a flavour and introduce you to Jess and the horrible situation she is in. Or is she? Because, of course, "nothing is until it is. Until then anything possible is possible."


fairyhedgehog said...

It's great news about amazon. It seems like word of mouth (or word of internet) is doing what's needed!

Kate said...

A good start - may things go from strenght to strength :-)

Old Kitty said...


Well done with Amazon!!

Good luck!

take care

BucksWriter said...

Have about 30 pages to go and am saving them fit Saturday lie- in... Yes, it's that good!

catdownunder said...

You are up to 100 - Spike and I have been counting!

Jayne said...

Fab! Glad good things are happening for you, and the book!