Diary

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2017 – A busy year spent working on new projects, including a new book. Details will follow soon. And to those readers patiently waiting for the third and final Crowfield Abbey book, my deepest apologies for the delay. Things happen behind the scenes sometimes which are unavoidable and that has been the case with Crowfield Rising. The book WILL be published, and I will update its progress here.

 

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July 2014The Hob and the Deerman was published. This is the first in a new series featuring Brother Walter the hob from the Crowfield Mysteries.

July 5th 2014 – I will be giving a talk and signing books at Bedford UK’s first BedFest Children’s book festival. I hope to see some of you there for what promises to be a day of fun and activities for children of all ages.

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The Crowfield Demon was awarded the designation ‘A Junior Library Guild Selection’ for Fall 2011 in the US.

 

January 1st 2012 – The Crowfield Curse published in paperback in the US.

February 1st 2012 – the hardback edition of The Crowfield Demon published in the US.

In October 2011, The Crowfield Curse was a 2011 Honor Book winner for the annual Austin Waldorf School Children’s Choice Award, coming runner up in the 7th-8th Grade category. I was delighted to receive silver medal stickers for the cover of my books. A big thank you to all the children and staff at Austin Waldorf school!  http://www.austinwaldorf.org/

 

The Crowfield Curse was nominated for the 2011-2012 Great Stone Face Children’s Book Award. This award is sponsored by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS)  http://www.nhlibrarians.org/chilis/gsf/

The Crowfield Curse was nominated for the 2013 Grand Canyon Reader Award (formerly the Arizona Young Reader Award)   http://www.grandcanyonreaderaward.org/

The Salford Children’s Book Award 2011 took place at The Lowry in Salford on January 25th 2012. A good time was had by all, and the very worthy winner was Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful book, Shadow.  http://www.salford.gov.uk/2011bookaward.htm

The Crowfield Curse was nominated for the Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Award 2012. You can read more about it here: http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/

February 2012: The Crowfield Demon published in the US.

May 16th 2011:  The Crowfield Curse shortlisted for the Branford Boase award.

April 4th 2011: The Crowfield Demon published.

April 1st 2011:  The Crowfield Curse won the Solihull Children’s Book Award. I was delighted and very honoured to win the award, which was generously sponsored by Asda. Thank you to everyone involved.

January 2011: The Crowfield Curse longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.

The Crowfield Curse longlisted for the Warwickshire Schools Book of the Year and for the Redbridge Childrens’ Book Award 2011

November 2010: The Crowfield Curse longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011

October 2010: The Crowfield Curse shortlisted for the Solihull Children’s Book Award 2011

October 2010: The Crowfield Curse shortlisted for the Gateshead Children’s Book Award 2011

October 2010: The Crowfield Curse shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2011 (Raring 2 Read category)

October 25th 2010: The Crowfield Curse released in Germany (Der Fluch von Crowfield).

September 1st 2010: The Crowfield Curse released in U.S.

June 7th 2010: The Crowfield Curse was selected as one of the books for the Booked Up scheme. The scheme is run by Booktrust and it lets all Year 7 pupils  choose one free book from 19 titles, consisting of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. By Christmas 2010, more than 2.5 million books will have been given to children across the country since the scheme began in 2007.

May 2010: The Crowfield Curse released in Australia.

May 2010: Interviewed by Nicky Schmidt on Absolute Vanilla blog.  absolutevanilla.blogspot.com

January 10th 2010: The Crowfield Curse shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2010.

January 4th 2010: Publication of The Crowfield Curse.

December 2009:  The Crowfield Curse longlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2010.