Completely astonished and thrilled to announce that There May Be A Castle is now a finalist for the People’s Book Prize 2018/19.
Thank you to all who have voted and supported the book so far, it means the world, for this story is very personal and dear to me.
If you felt able to continue that support, it would be wonderful. Public voting opens here on the 1st April, and you have until the 30th to vote, and the winner will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Stationer’s Hall on the 8th May.
Completely delighted to learn that There May Be A Castle has been longlisted for The People’s Book Prize 2018 (Children’s)
The People’s Book Prize is a literary competition aimed at finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works – decided exclusively by you, the public.
And you can vote here – it only takes seconds and no need to register
There May Be A Castle has been nominated for a CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018, one of a 121 titles nominated for this 80 year old award.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
Previous winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal include Neil Gaiman, Sally Gardner, Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and C.S. Lewis.
Librarians all over the country begin reading the nominated books now in order to make a Longlist announcement on 15 February 2018, with the shortlist announced on 15th March, and the winner revealed on 18th June 2018.
I am thrilled to be listed along with so many other wonderful books and authors – good luck everybody!
Finally, There May Be A Castle is out in paperback! With a fabulous new magical, shiny version of the acclaimed cover by Rob Biddulph.
Just in time for Christmas…
To celebrate, please join me at Waterstones Greenwich on 7th October for the launch, where I’ll be reading, taking questions and signing.
I also have some signed copies to give away, which you can enter to win below: