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Arlo hits the high street

Arlo Knott is finally out in the world, having been launched at a sell-out event at Storysmith Books, Bristol. With fabulous hosting from Hugo award-winning sci-fi critic and publisher Cheryl Morgan, we talked about having an undo button for life, plus the power of hindsight, quantum physics and snakes and ladders. The room was packed…

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Cover launch – THE UNDOING OF ARLO KNOTT

At last, the beautiful cover of my new book is out in the world! The designer, Ellen Rockwell of Orbit UK, has done an amazing job capturing the surreal, heightened reality of Arlo’s life. The snake is reminiscent of what he grapples with, his powerful, fabulous ego, and the scales seem to disintegrate almost as…

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MCM Comic Con London

This will be my second appearance at MCM Comic Con at London’s excel centre. This is where I’ll be if you want to say hello: Saturday 14:00pm – 14:45pm – Creator Stage: Literary Young Guns – Writing a novel is tough work. Getting one published is even tougher. Join Moderator and debut author Tade Thompson…

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Everything About You featured on BBC Radio 4

A lovely surprise to find Everything About You mentioned on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book as one of Peter F. Hamilton’s top six science fiction books. Peter F. Hamilton is the bestselling author of numerous sci-fi novels including the Greg Mandel series and the Night’s Dawn trilogy. Everything About You was one of the more contemporary…

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Fabulous book display at Forbidden Planet Bristol

Local authors for local people: Forbidden Planet Bristol set up this excellent table display… You can see Everything About You reviewed in the Daily Mail, Sunday Sport and Guardian. One of my favourites is this intelligent and insightful review from Blue Book Balloon. “We can, if we want, keep the option of living our own…

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ORBIT ANNOUNCES SMART NEW DEBUT, HEATHER CHILD

PRESS RELEASE  |   18 May 2017 Little, Brown Book Group imprint Orbit is delighted to announce the acquisition of Smartface, an exceptional debut by Bristol-based author Heather Child. Senior commissioning editor Jenni Hill acquired world rights in two crossover novels from Julie Crisp of the Julie Crisp Literary Agency, and Smartface will be published…