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"Most of the time, for me, writing is about sitting down and tapping on a keyboard. It’s not fun, and I can tap for hours before a decent word, let alone a line, appears on the screen. But sometimes, something happens when I’m at the keyboard. I start to type and I think it’s going to be one of those tapping days, and suddenly, it starts."

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Bone Song


Winner, 2014 Liam Rector First Book Prize


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Bone Song


Winner, 2014 Liam Rector First Book Prize


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It’s almost audible. Like something crawls up onto my shoulder and whispers, 'go go go go go go go go go' in my ear and then slides away."

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Sticklebacks & Snow Globes


"In this magical debut, working-class British council-estate life becomes a sort of quotidian wonderland starring children clever and strange and very real." -Kirkus starred review

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Sticklebacks & Snow Globes


"In this magical debut, working-class British council-estate life becomes a sort of quotidian wonderland starring children clever and strange and very real." -Kirkus starred review

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"And I pause for a moment, then the words and images start piling up in that weird place between my ears and my eyes, and then they’re there, on the screen and I don’t really feel as if I'm the one typing them but I'm the only one in the room, the only one with my fingers on the keys and the words are about me and mine and people I've never ever met before."

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The Beginning Things


"This is a rare book, wound tight as thread around a finger, and as lyrical as everyday things fully realized."  -Morgan Callan Rogers


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The Beginning Things


"This is a rare book, wound tight as thread around a finger, and as lyrical as everyday things fully realized."  -Morgan Callan Rogers


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"It’s magical. That's why I do it."