The award-winning, best-selling author
The Haunted Hills
Published 6 October 2022 – OUT NOW!
When Carl visits the Peak District with his parents to try and recover from the fallout of a horrific accident, he becomes caught up in the mysterious tale of the Lost Lad. Are the hills actually haunted or is Carl being chased by his own demons? As past and present collide, Carl must learn to come to terms with the loss of his best friend, Jack and find a way to move on.
Virtual school visits
Welcome to a new school year!
Throughout the pandemic I have frequently visited schools and universities all over the world by the magic of Zoom and similar video conferencing apps. I’m very pleased to say that I’ll be continuing to do so this coming school year. The way it works is that the school or college hosts the event. I spend about 40 minutes with the students, usually talking about the book they’ve been studying in class, my inspiration for it, answering questions and sometimes sharing some of the students’ own work. It’s always a lovely way to share ideas, and it’s wonderful to see how enthusiastic the children and teachers are.
I don’t ask for a fee as such, but I do suggest that participating hosts buy some of my books for classroom or library use, or prizes etc, from whatever supplier they choose.
Last year I was invited to talk about several of my books, including Street Child, Far From Home, Treason, Blue John, Children of Winter, Deep Secret and Walking on Air. I hope this year that I’ll also be invited to share my new book for 10-14s, The Haunted Hills.
To contact me, visit my contact page.
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New editions of two of my most popular books
‘The Haunted Hills’ – launch events!
Hannah Gold: The Last Bear and The Lost Whale: reviews and interview
‘Different for Boys’ by Patrick Ness
Most popular pages and posts in the last 30 days
- Walking on Air – my collection of poems for children
- Street Child – the bestselling novel
- Hannah Gold: The Last Bear and The Lost Whale: reviews and interview
- The Three Princes – my retelling of a Persian folk-tale
- About me
- Treason – my Tudor novel
- Jim Jarvis meets Dr Barnardo
- Far From Home: The Sisters of Street Child
- Children of Winter – my novel about the Plague in Eyam
- Lightlark by Alex Aster – a BookTok sensation!
Main photo: Richard Harland Photography