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Candy Gourlay

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Born
in Davao City, Philippines
April 19

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Hello Goodreaders! Thanks for dropping in on my profile. I can't keep on top of all my social media at the moment because I'm busy writing my third novel. But if you'd like news, do check out my website www.candygourlay.com where I blog now and then, or subscribe to my profile on Facebook. More news when there is any! And happy goodreading!

Candy Gourlay was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel TALL STORY has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortl
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I visited Ormiston Bushfield School in Peterborough
yesterday as part of the Pop Up Schools Programme.
I wore these socks.I get a lot of mail on Facebook from young people who are trying to write. They ask me: Will you read my manuscript? Will you help me finish my book?

Sometimes, they ask me: How do I get famous?

And when I visit schools, the question always pops up: How do I get... Read more of this blog post »
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“If you cannot find yourself on the page very early in life, you will go looking for yourself in all the wrong places.”
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“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
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Candy Gourlay Elen wrote: "Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18..."
Thanks Elen - will see what I can do!


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Elen Caldecott Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18...


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