My former school, Bramhall High in Cheshire, invited me to speak to 40 Y7-Y10 pupils in the local historic Hall which inspired the setting for Black Snow Falling. The all-day event was covered in the Stockport Express. You can read feedback from the staff and students on my speaking page.
This feature appeared in The Courier Magazine on Saturday 27 April, before an event at Soutar Book Festival on Sunday 28 April. If you thought dream analysis was a modern phenomenon you’ll be surprised to learn that even as far back as the second century AD people were fascinated by their dreams. Oneirocritica –The Interpretation… Continue reading The Courier Magazine: 10 common dreams.
Blog by fellow YA author Tracey Mathias on our Interesting Times Book Tour
From C16th England, to First World War France, to a dystopian near-future UK, the INTERESTING TIMES tour spans countries and centuries. Black Snow Falling by Liz MacWhirter, The Goose Road by Rowena House and my own Night of the Party are diverse and different novels. At first glance about the only thing they have in common is that they’re all UK debuts published this year!
But when we came together with the idea of doing a bookshop tour, and started to discuss our books in more depth we found a common thread running through all of them.
These are all stories where big histories have an impact on individual lives: where cultural, social and political forces create constraints and challenges for the people caught up in them. In these three different worlds, our teen protagonists have to struggle to survive, to carve out a space for action, to pursue their…
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