Category Archives: True Fire

True Fire — Deleted Scene

In the run up to the release of True Power, here’s a deleted scene from True Fire for you to enjoy and ponder why it was cut.

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True News Round-up

True Fire has been nominated for the Branford Boase Award for “the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist in the UK during 2014”. Announcements in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Bookseller. … Continue reading

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Read Chapter Two of True Fire for Free

What could be better than being able to read the first chapter of True Fire for free? Apart from coffee? And beer? And cats? And afternoon naps? And a guitar riff gripping your soul? And a smile from a beautiful … Continue reading

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True Fire Giveaway

To celebrate the first few months of True Fire‘s release, I’m giving away five copies to Goodreads members here in the UK. It’ll run from midnight on 11 August to midnight 18 August. Be lucky.

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What Your Favourite True Fire Character Says About You

Megan: You know what you want and you’re not going to let anything stop you: distance, armies, rationality… Eleanor: You might be pass the first flush of youth, but you still like to party. On your own if necessary. No … Continue reading

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My Writing Journey

It was a girl who started it. Isn’t it always? I’d been writing since my teens — bad superhero parodies — but it was a bid to exorcise the demons of a relationship that never was that inspired me to … Continue reading

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Why There’s No Fantasy In My Fantasy

There’s nothing fantastical in True Fire. There’s no magic, no spells, no mythical beasts whose structure defies the laws of physics. There are no ghosts or vampires or malevolent spirits. No one flies, or survives fire, or comes back from … Continue reading

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