Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Come and see me!

So... I'm doing an author event at this year's Edinburgh Book Festival!  I'll be in the Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab at 6pm on Sunday 11th August. Tickets are a bargain (well, I think so ;)  ) at £4.50 and go on sale on Friday 28th June.  Please, please come along and listen, then stick around to say hello!


Should you be so inclined, you can also VOTE for me in the Edinburgh Book Festival First Book Award 2013.  There's a chance to win all 42 of the short-listed books, including Ferryman!  You can do that, here:


Now... to plan what I'm going to say.  Eek!

Claire x

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ferryman's been shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards!!!


I am ridiculously excited!  Went along to a photocall and Glow event today to launch the awards.  I'm in the YA category with two other brill books: "The Seeing" by Diana Hendry and "The Book of Doom" by Barry Hutchison.  

You can find out more about the awards and the books shortlisted in the different categories here:


School children all across Scotland read all three and vote for their favourite.  Last year there were over 30,000 votes.  Wow!  Voting goes right up until February so hopefully I'll be able to get out and about and meet some of the readers and encourage them to VOTE FOR ME!

The winner will be announced at a big awards ceremony on the 5th March - the day before World Book Day.  

Can't believe Ferryman was nominated.  So chuffed :)  A couple of years ago I actually did the SCBA with my class!  We read all the books, voted, and went along to the ceremony.  It was brill.  

Okay... one more time.  SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire x

Friday, 7 June 2013

Interview in Armadillo Magazine

I was interviewed just before "Ferryman" came out by the lovely Louise Ellis-Barrett at Armadillo Magazine.  It was one of my first interviews and I was really nervous... but according to the lovely things Louise says I must have made some sense!

We seem to have got our wires crossed a little at one point, though! My writing name is in honour of my dad - not in memory of him.  He's not quite kicked the bucket yet!  Sorry Dad! ;)

You can read the interview here:

(cue head scratching whilst I try to work out how to add a link...)


Ahah! Managed it :)

Claire x