Category Archives: Extras

WIP

DECEMBER 2014 I’m starting a new category here: WIP. (Work-in-progress, for the non-acronym-obsessed amongst you). I’ll be posting bits and pieces here about my current WIP until it becomes a thing-that-is-no-longer-in-progress (aka a book). I ‘finished’ the first draft of this novel

WIP

DECEMBER 2014 I’m starting a new category here: WIP. (Work-in-progress, for the non-acronym-obsessed amongst you). I’ll be posting bits and pieces here about my current WIP until it becomes a thing-that-is-no-longer-in-progress (aka a book). I ‘finished’ the first draft of this novel

Get on with the job

March 2014 I’ve ‘finished’ again. Time for another report. This time it’s a second draft. I think. By the logic of my last post I guess it should be a first draft, but I’m never sure about these things; never

Get on with the job

March 2014 I’ve ‘finished’ again. Time for another report. This time it’s a second draft. I think. By the logic of my last post I guess it should be a first draft, but I’m never sure about these things; never

CBCA Notable Book

More good Run news. More good news for Run. It’s a thrilling time. It’s also (all so) strange. It’s a strange process. You have an idea. You jot it down, but it won’t let you go. It gnaws at your

CBCA Notable Book

More good Run news. More good news for Run. It’s a thrilling time. It’s also (all so) strange. It’s a strange process. You have an idea. You jot it down, but it won’t let you go. It gnaws at your

2014 Inky Awards Longlist

I’m completely thrilled & delighted that Run has been longlisted for the 2014 Inky Awards. It means a lot to be included on this list, especially because the list was actually picked by teen judges. (Such kudos to the Inside A

2014 Inky Awards Longlist

I’m completely thrilled & delighted that Run has been longlisted for the 2014 Inky Awards. It means a lot to be included on this list, especially because the list was actually picked by teen judges. (Such kudos to the Inside A

Scottish Book Trust: Book Talk

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up and talking with Ryan Van Winkle, as he dashed through Sydney on his way back to Edinburgh. We talked all things Run, and all things parkour, and some of it ended up on a

Scottish Book Trust: Book Talk

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up and talking with Ryan Van Winkle, as he dashed through Sydney on his way back to Edinburgh. We talked all things Run, and all things parkour, and some of it ended up on a

Set In Concrete

The main thing behind Run, of course, was parkour. But one of the other main things was concrete poetry. Words are fickle things. It’s hard to pin down meaning with them. I think most writers are aware of the limitations that words have,

Set In Concrete

The main thing behind Run, of course, was parkour. But one of the other main things was concrete poetry. Words are fickle things. It’s hard to pin down meaning with them. I think most writers are aware of the limitations that words have,

Run Teaching Notes

It’s basically impossible to be objective about your own work. (This is not a book, it’s my baby!) This is all the more reason to be thankful for the good people of Penguin, who have put together some teaching notes for Run. 

Run Teaching Notes

It’s basically impossible to be objective about your own work. (This is not a book, it’s my baby!) This is all the more reason to be thankful for the good people of Penguin, who have put together some teaching notes for Run.