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2014

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It’s here!
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It has a good ring to it, too. I have a good feeling about this year.

63 days to go – I only know this because the Waterstones website has a countdown to the date Dream on, Amber is released. I want a countdown thingy on this site too – going to have a look and see if I can do that.

Meanwhile, the marketing team at Chicken House is organising lots of events, festivals and school visits for me for this year, and I’m organising a few things myself. I’ll keep you posted.

The sun is shining! This is no time to be in the house. It’s hard to write when the sun is shining. How do people do it in hot countries? Luckily, I live in England where most of the year, it’s writing weather. Otherwise there’d be no books (but I’d have a good tan).

Later alligators.

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Up, Up and Awaaaaay!

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So, here we are, on the eve of 2014, the year my book will be published. I signed with Chicken House in 2012 and 2014 seemed sooooo faaar away. But here we are. Only one day to go until 2014 and three months six days (not that I’m counting) until the release date.

So much has happened until this point and now it’s going to take on a life of its own. This year, I’ll be going to festivals, doing school visits, reading aloud to strangers and friends, writing some more and generally following Amber around as she high kicks her way across the world. So far, the rights to have Dream on, Amber translated have been sold in Germany, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands, and it’ll be on sale in Britain, Australia, America, Sweden, Japan – all over the place – in English.  Exciting stuff! I’ll be making this blog better and better, adding events and photos, blogging, linking to other cool stuff and uploading videos, so just imagine it’s a construction site and this is the very beginning. For now, though, this tired architect must go to bed.