2017 is shaping up to be a busy year of book releases and school visits. First up, the books:
SURVIVOR: TITANIC (Scholastic) comes out this Thursday, and is the first in a new gripping series of first-hand surival stories.
SAHARA DISCOVERY (Rising Stars, 28 April) is a non-fiction book about the Tuareg people of the Sahara. See featured image above.
SAHARA SURVIVAL (Rising Stars, 28 April) is a story about a Tunisian family whose plane has to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert. Both books are beautifully illustrated by Hatem Aly.
BLOOD & INK is coming out in the US in September, published by Charlesbridge. Cover to be revealed soon.
Later in the year, Pearson UK are publishing my retelling of the well-known Chinese story of Mulan. I loved writing this one and am very excited about its publication.
As for school visits, the diary is filling up fast. At the time of writing I still have three days available in the week of World Book Day 2017: 27 and 28 February and 1 March. Author visits in schools inspire children to read widely and also to write for pleasure. Please get in touch quickly if you would like me to visit your school during that week.
|Date||School||Location||Nature of Visit|
|10 January||West Leigh Infants||Bristol||Workshops|
|16 January||Ark Priory||Acton||Talk|
|3 February||St Matthews CofE||Bradford||Workshops|
|20 - 25 February||International Schools||Lagos||Talks and Workshops|
|2 March||Casterton Sedburgh||Cumbria||Book week visit|
|3 March||Bilton Junior||Rugby||Book week visit|
|13 March||Cologne Literary Festival||Cologne||Talk|
|19 - 31 March||International Schools||Saudi Arabia||Talks and Workshops|
|1 - 4 April||International Schools||Bahrain||Talks and Workshops|
|23 May||Home Farm||Colchester||Able Writers Day|
|15 June||Holy Trinity||Margate||Able Writers Day|
|22 June||William Cobbett Junior||Farnham||Able Writers Day|
You can find more information about my school visits (including content, rates and testimonials) by visiting the Author Visits page on this site. Alternatively, for details of my Able Writers Days, please go through the events agency Authors Abroad.