News

Kids Lit Quiz October 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016: 11.00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. I’ll be on the author team at the West Scotland Heat of the Kids Lit Quiz again, held at Our Lady’s High School in Cumbernauld, Scotland. Last year’s winners of this heat, Hamilton…

Children’s Africana Book Awards October 2016

CABA literary festival
Saturday, 8 October 2016: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC. Black Dove, White Raven is one of the honored books in the teen category. You can learn more about the Children’s Africana…

Dinosaur: The Musical, August 2016

Dinosaur-the-Logo
13 and 17 August 2016, 11 am: Dinosaur:The Musical is a play written for young people by my daughter, Sara Gatland. It will be performed at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, as part of their Theater for Young Audiences program this…

Yay!YA, April 2016

Yay YA logo
21 April 2016: Yay YA is Scotland’s new book festival for YA fiction, taking place at the Cumbernauld Theatre in Cumbernauld from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Join me with organizer Kirkland Ciccone and Victoria Gemmell, Roy Gill Alex ‘Scald’…

Events in November 2015

I’ll be in Charleston, SC for YALLFest, 13-14 November 2015, and then in Minneapolis, MN for the NCTE Annual Convention, 19-22 November 2015. Please check the website links for more information about these events!

Kristianstad Bokfestival 3-5 Sept 2015, Sweden

9186634453
I’ll be appearing at the Kristianstad Bokfestival on Friday, 3 Sept. 2015, at 3.30 p.m. in the festival Little Hall in Kristianstad, Sweden. I’ll be speaking about Code Name Verity, which is available in a beautiful Swedish edition – I’ll be speaking in…

The YA Dash 18-20 May 2015

YA DASH for Twitter 3
I’m taking part in the YA Dash, an online competition and giveaway featuring 10 fantastic YA suspense authors. Details for the event are here on the YA Dash web page – there will be lots of truths, lies and secrets flying around…

Black Dove, White Raven US Tour April 2015

Black Dove final cover
I’m now on tour in the USA promoting the release of Black Dove, White Raven! Here are the dates and venues of my appearances this week. 5 April 2015, 3-5pm: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011 6…