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August 4, 2013

HI, all, just a quick hit (on #twittersilence and Dr Who announcement day) to say I've got an interview in the Independent on Sunday today.  Take a look!

Greetings to the new commenters.  More soon!

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Published on August 04, 2013 06:57 • 161 views

July 24, 2013

Right, I'm finally back from a host of travels, with loads of news!  First off, there's going to be a public launch for More Than This in London (for all those of you who complain I never London events) at Waterstone's Piccadilly on Weds, 3 September. Tickets are available by calling 0207 851 2419 or emailing  Hope to see you there!

Next, my fab publishers Walker have put up an interactive cover for More Than This on my Facebook fan page.  Check it out!  Lots of content, including a video, and more to come.

Finally (for now), I've written a play for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.  It's an immersive play called "Now That You've Died" and is narrated by the divine Christopher Eccleston.  You can't buy tickets to it, I'm afraid, as it's a publicity fundraiser.  But you can win them!  Enter here, but hurry, comp ends Sunday.

Thank you so much to all the patient, patient commenters while I was away.  I do read them all.  More soon.

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Published on July 24, 2013 08:51 • 356 views

July 7, 2013

I'm going to be touring for More Than This (first nice non-spoiler review here, btw) in September & October in the UK, Ireland and the US.  First dates below, a few more should be added, too.  Hope to see you some of these places!

Ireland - 7 September - Mountains to Sea Festival, Crane Wife event at 3pm, Tickets here, More Than This teen event at 7pm, tickets for that here

US - 20-21 September - National Book Festival, Washington, DC - Details to come

US - 22 September - Brooklyn Book Festival - Details to come

There'll be at least one more US date to come, and I'm also visiting a bunch of schools!

UK - 4-5 October - - Details to come, but I know I'm doing an event with Meg Rosoff

UK - 6 October - Bath Children's Book Festival, 6pm, tickets here.

UK - 8 October - Manchester Literature Festival, Details to come.

More details when I get 'em, but just thought I'd have you save your dates!  Greetings to all the new commenters (I do read every single one) from all over the world, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, great stuff.  More soon.


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Published on July 07, 2013 01:31 • 282 views

June 30, 2013

I'm still travelling (and travelling and travelling...) so a quick hit. I'm being asked a lot about the Chaos Walking short stories, and yes, they're available free to everyone!  Just go here (or if you live in Australia here) and get 'em.  Tell me what you think!

In the meantime, super warm greetings to all the new commenters (from around the world!) and I'm sorry I can't answer every question.  I'm on the road, up before dawn to get to the airport...

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Published on June 30, 2013 19:56 • 471 views

June 9, 2013

It might be a few weeks before I can update again, so just wanted to say, don't worry!  I'm working, working, working.  Lots of exciting things that I'll be able to announce soon, I promise.  In the meantime, why not buy The Crane Wife or pre-order More Than This or better yet, get both of them at a proper bookstore?

I'm often on Twitter spouting nonsense, so do press the button to the left to follow me.  In the meantime, greetings to the new commenters, and see you on the other side of June!

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Published on June 09, 2013 10:50 • 149 views

June 5, 2013

Oh, it's been a busy time. I'm travelling like crazy, doing lots of stuff I can't talk about yet, and then more travelling. Had a big meeting about what's going to be happening with the publication of More Than This in September, which is very cool.  I'm travelling again soon (including an appearance at ALA in Chicago), so I'll update when I can.  In the meantime, greetings to all the new commenters from all over the world (including All Saints English class, a self-proclaimed older reader, a commenter in French, and a concerned fan from Germany (to whom I can say, don't worry, good things are coming)).  In the meantime, how about an iPod EP about carrying your own weight?

Carry, Tori Amos - Hard to be lukewarm about Tori, but her latest album's great.

Carry Me, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Oh, this a beautiful song.  Such a beautiful, beautiful song.

Carry My Urn To Ukraine, Army of Lovers - Oh, this is a batshit song.  Such a batshit, batshit song.

Don't Carry It All, The Decemberists - What would an EP be without the Decemberists (or Nick Cave?)

Voices Carry, Til Tuesday - Aimee Mann should have loads more fans.

Enjoy.  See you again soon!

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Published on June 05, 2013 05:57 • 160 views

May 28, 2013

Just back from Australia (and VERY jetlagged) but a quick hit to say that I'm at the Hay Festival this Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday is a Crane Wife event with Matt Haig, and Sunday is a YA event with a preview(ish) of More Than This.  Hope to see you there!

Greetings to the new commenters (and yep, I remember you, Mary who was asking...)

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Published on May 28, 2013 08:40 • 95 views

May 23, 2013

In haste, as I'm in Sydney on tour, but my Doctor Who short story "Tip of the Tongue" is out today!  Have a look, interested to know what you think.

Meantime, greetings to the new commenters (and thanks), and if you're in Sydney this weekend, stop by!

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Published on May 23, 2013 04:54 • 217 views

May 16, 2013

As promised, the brand new Chaos Walking short stories are now online for fans of the book.  Australia has its own site to get them here, and the rest of the world can get them here!

Hope you like them.  They're meant as companions to the book, so it's best to read each book first.  The New World is that one about Viola coming to New World and works best after reading Knife; The Wide, Wide Sea takes place just before the first Spackle War and stars Mistress Coyle, so best read after Ask and the Answer; and Snowscape stars Lee and Wilf and takes place after the end of Monsters of Men (so definitely read Monsters of Men first!).  Hope you like them, love to know what you think.

Greetings to the new commenters, now back to my lovely New Zealand/Australia tour...

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Published on May 16, 2013 15:18 • 449 views

May 12, 2013

I'm just about to leave for two weeks in New Zealand and Australia (so there might not be updates for a bit, though I do hope to have info on how to get the new Chaos Walking short stories up very soon)), but before I go, the video of me talking about my Doctor Who short story is up!  Have a look, I say Doctor Who type things and am dressed perhaps slightly too casually.

In other video news, someone's put up a clip of my Carnegie speech last year where I defend teenagers.  Much better dressed in this one, too.

And if you're in Australia or New Zealand!  Come see me!  Here's the schedule:

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

16 May - 1230pm, Schools Event (might be sold out)

17 May - 530pm, Free YA reading event with Libba Bray, Kate de Goldi & Paula Morri

18 May - 1pm, Solo Crane Wife event (do please come, I get nervous when it's just me!)

Melbourne Writers Week

20 May - 615pm, Evening paired event with Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Sydney Writers' Festival

23 May - 4pm, Big Read event with Lauren Beukes, Sheila Heti, Nicolas Rothwell, Annette Shun Wah and Arnold Zable.

25 May - 1130am, Solo event about Crane Wife (see above for coming along!)

26 May - 1130am, Storytelling event with Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Greetings to the new commenters!

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Published on May 12, 2013 01:47 • 173 views

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