Dave Cousins




Kate Or...
500 books | 1,041 friends

Ruth
119 books | 73 friends

Michele
244 books | 66 friends

Elen Ca...
102 books | 321 friends

Ricardo
759 books | 1,355 friends

Yelania...
1,633 books | 3,681 friends

Emma
2,997 books | 2,220 friends

Colin R...
1 book | 637 friends

More friends…



Dave Cousins

Goodreads Author


Born
The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
October 2011

URL


Dave Cousins completed his first novel in the back of a van, while touring with his band (who were almost famous!)

He went on to be a winner of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2010 and his debut novel for teens, 15 Days Without a Head, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2012.

Originally from Birmingham, Dave now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and family, in a house full of books and records, and writes in a corner of the attic with an anarchic ginger cat for company.

To ask Dave Cousins questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Dave Cousins To be honest, I don't believe in "writer's block" as such. Some days writing can be hard, but you just have to keep going and write your way through…moreTo be honest, I don't believe in "writer's block" as such. Some days writing can be hard, but you just have to keep going and write your way through it. What you write that day may all end up in the bin, but it's the only way to solve the problem. Sometimes going for a walk can help, but generally I like to "think with my hands", so I write myself questions, play the "what if?" game and then write out the answers. That usually gets me going again.(less)
Average rating: 3.84 · 1,091 ratings · 202 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Fifteen Days Without a Head

3.85 avg rating — 934 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waiting For Gonzo

3.78 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Charlie Merrick's Misfits i...

3.67 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Charlie Merrick's Misfits i...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Charlie Merrick's Misfits i...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Charlie Merrick - Lieber pe...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Charlie Merrick's Misfits: ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fünfzehn kopflose Tage

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Goodbye to All That

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Collins Big Cat Progress - ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Dave Cousins…
Some time ago I wrote a story called 15 Days without a Head . It was about two brothers and a single mum struggling to keep their family together. I never dreamed it would ever be published—but it was. When I saw that first copy of 15 Days on a shelf in a bookshop . . . well, I didn’t think things could get much better than that!
     And then this happened …
Last Wednesday evening my wife and I... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on March 31, 2017 11:18 • 7 views
Charlie Merrick's Misfits i... Charlie Merrick's Misfits i...
(2 books)
by
3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Ghosts of Heaven
Dave Cousins is currently reading
by Marcus Sedgwick (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Native Tongue
Dave Cousins is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Mr Mercedes
Dave Cousins is currently reading
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Dave’s Recent Updates

Dave Cousins is now friends with Chris Emery
67754215
Dave Cousins rated a book really liked it
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Lies We Tell Ourselves
by Robin Talley (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins is currently reading
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
The Ghosts of Heaven
by Marcus Sedgwick (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins is currently reading
Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins rated a book really liked it
Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm a big fan of Carl Hiaasen's teen/YA stuff. I think this could be my favourite next to FLUSH. Some classic Hiaasen characters and, as always, very funny. I also liked the fact that the action and character behaviour felt real and believable. Well ...more
Dave Cousins wants to read
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins has read
There Will be Lies by Nick Lake
There Will be Lies
by Nick Lake (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins rated a book really liked it
It's Lovely to Be Here by James Yorkston
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins is currently reading
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Lies We Tell Ourselves
by Robin Talley (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Cousins finished reading
Saving Daisy by Phil Earle
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Dave's books…
“A secret is like a bag you have to lug around all the time - each day you add another lie, and it just gets heavier and harder to carry on your own.”
Dave Cousins, Fifteen Days Without a Head

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
Truman Capote

“A secret is like a bag you have to lug around all the time - each day you add another lie, and it just gets heavier and harder to carry on your own.”
Dave Cousins, Fifteen Days Without a Head

31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 10005 members — last activity 5 hours, 45 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
Comments (showing 1-1 of 1)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Elen

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...


back to top