Jul 30

YALC 2017

  • Olympia London UK

I'll be at YALC again in 2017, schedule tbc

10:00 am10:00

YA Shot

  • Uxbridge Civic Centre

YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme pairing libraries and schools for free author events to foster a love of reading, inspire a passion for writing, and encourage aspirations to careers in the Arts.

The 2016 festival will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Around 70 authors are involved in a programme of workshop, panel and ‘in conversation’ events (plus book-signing sessions) in the Uxbridge Civic Centre, Waterstone’s Uxbridge and Uxbridge Library. There is also a programme of fantastic blogging and vlogging workshops. YA Shot is run in partnership with Hillingdon Borough Libraries and Waterstone’s Uxbridge.

11:45 am11:45

YA Weekender

  • Southbank Centre

I'm on a YA panel with Patrice Lawrence (Orangeboy) and David Owen (Panther), curated by Juno Dawson (All of the Above). Details tbc, day tickets to the Weekender are £8

3:30 pm15:30

Bath Kids Lit Festival

  • Bath UK

How much do YA books reflect us, the readers? Do we see ourselves in the amazing stories from our top authors for teens? Jenny Downham, Alison Rattle, Lisa Williamson, Harriet Reuter Hapgood offer up some answers about their own writing identities and the colourful characters who inhabit their stories… £5

6:30 pm18:30

Time Slips & Time Capsules

  • Waterstones Piccadilly

Celebrating the launch of Non Pratt's Unboxed! A panel with Non, me, Lauren James and Holly Bourne at Waterstones Piccadilly, chaired by Booktrust's Katherine Webber. £5

Jul 31

YALC 2016

  • London Film & Comic-Con

I'll be at YALC 2016! Appearing on main stage panels and workshops on Friday and Sunday, plus:

Signings on Friday at 3pm and Sunday at 11am


6:30 pm18:30

#ThisIsWhoIAm Nottingham

  • Waterstones Nottingham

Penultimate stop for the #ThisIsWhoIAm tour in the city of my birth! Land of Robin Hood, lace, bicycles and Brian Clough! With Leila Sales, Juno Dawson and Lisa Williamson

Tickets are £3 and are available instore, by calling 0115 947 0069 or by email at events.nottingham@waterstones.com

6:30 pm18:30

#ThisIsWhoIAm London

  • Waterstones Piccadilly

The first day of the #ThisIsWhoIAm tour with Leila Sales, Sarra Manning and Sarah Crossan

Tickets are £5/£3 for Waterstones Card holders. Tickets can be booked in store or online. For information email piccadilly@waterstones.com or tweet the store @waterstonespicc

5:00 pm17:00

Down the Rabbit Hole

Tune into Resonance FM (104.4FM) on Tuesday 31st May at 5pm where I'll be talking first crushes, formative books and Ralph alongside Jim Dean of yayeahyeah.com

5:00 pm17:00

Fierce Reads, Decatur

  • Little Shop of Stories

Spring Fierce Reads event with Cecelia Ahern and Marie Rutkoski, and special guest Anna Banks

7:00 pm19:00

Fierce Reads, Houston

  • Blue Willow Bookshop

Spring Fierce Reads event with Cecelia Ahern and Marie Rutkoski, and special guest Jennifer Mathieu

May 1

YALLWEST, Santa Monica

  • Santa Monica High School

I'm excited to be part of 2016's YALLWEST festival in Santa Monica along with the MOST AMOUNT OF YA AUTHORS I HAVE EVER SEEN! OMIGOD!