A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian - Whew!

***Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014***

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
Read the review

Thursday, 14 November 2013

HEY BBC!!! On behalf of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda


If you can't see the video, watch it on YouTube

Apologies to everyone for being vague and glassy-eyed for the last couple of days, I've been helping out posting stuff at the Authors for the Philippines appeal
- we are auctioning signed first editions, agent interviews, drinks down the pub, editor chats, have a murder victim named after you, courses, manuscript reviews, badgers shouting, illustrations - anything we authors could dig out of our bottom drawers to sell.

Young adult author Keris Stainton (she writes romantic and funny) set the whole thing up after a bit of nagging from Keren David (she writes gritty and contemporary), and I'm just one of the cogs in the wheel, which is spinning fairly brisky, thanks to all the enthusiastic book people who've leapt to the fore.

The response to the tragic events in the Philippines has been swift and overwhelmingly generous, but I'll bet on the ground it must feel like the bad things will go on forever. Though the headlines are dwindling, the suffering goes on. It's about getting by now. Let's keep doing what we can, guys.

And thank you.

Drop by Authors for the Philippines and bid for a book or three! 

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