This is the WASTED BLOG. For my main author website, click this link.

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.


I don't know why you'd want to know this but readers can be weird people. I should know - I am one.

I used to go to an all boys' school.

I have one leg longer than the other.

I have had one jaw-joint removed.

I do press-ups every day - well, nearly every day.

I used to be a professional cook.

Each time I have a new book contract, I buy new boots.

I have had around 90 books published.

I am hopeless at maths and useless with left and right.

I hate slugs and frogs.

I like change, adventure and the future.

I am addicted to the internet and emails.

My favourite possession is my iphone.

This is my favourite colour.

Somebody recently tried to abduct me (and my dog...).

Once, I travelled 300 miles on business and found that BY CHANCE I was staying in the same hotel as my husband, who was also on business.

I can gut fish, use an electric drill, tile a bathroom, put up shelves, and once made a mosaic table.

I cannot use my hands at the same time as talking - so I can't drive, make tea, type or put make-up on unless I stop talking. Seriously.
I have been knocked unconscious twice after falling off a horse.

The most difficult and boring writing I ever did was writing some Thomas the Tank Engine books.

I have climbed this mountain.


catdownunder said...

Miaou! You can get my fresh fish dinners ready? I am impurressed! (Seriously - my grandfather would not teach me how to gut fish!)

Anonymous said...

Those are some of the most interesting things!! But you really turned my head when you said you have 90 books published? Wow!

Nicola Morgan said...

howdidyougetthere - most of them are rather small! And many of them are part of several series. I've onlty written 13 (I think) chunky whole books.

Cat - go on, you can do it!

Sadie said...

How can you hate thomas the tank enjine?! He is so awesome!!! We are so sorry about you and your dog, are you guys OK? Can't wait for your visit to our school (we go to St. Thomas's by the way)

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Nicola Morgan said...

Hello Sadie - if I can find one of my Thomas books I will bring you a copy when I come to your school! You are so wrong though!

Thanks SO much for adding a comment and I am glad you are looking forward to me coming to your school. Apart from Wasted is there anything particular you want me to talk about?

My dog and i are fine, thank you. I think she thought it would be quite fun to be abducted as she might have got a biscuit!

Take care and I'll see you soon.

Catt said...

I dislike your favourite colour, but I approve of your favourite possession. I must also say that froggiejump is the best app EVER. At this moment in time.

Agnieszkas Shoes said...

Unless my maths is mistaken that amounts to a lot of boots!