You can now download a sampler including the start of my next novel Green Rising, and request the full novel to review over on Netgalley! It’s only 3 weeks now until release day, and I have some exciting stuff lined up to celebrate. 🙂
For YALC, I chaired a panel with Veronica Roth, Jonathan Stroud, Femi Fadugba, Micaiah Johnson and K L Kettle. Watch it here:
I have a few online events/courses coming up in September:
WOWCON WORKSHOP – Over 2 hours I will help you transform your story idea into an elevator pitch, outline & blurb for querying agents, with info on using a synopsis for writing & editing your book. (Sunday 26th September – 12.50 – 3pm, via Zoom)
I wanted to share how I visualised the characters in Green Rising while I was writing.
Theo is Rahul Kohli, Hester is Eiza González
Gabrielle is Ariela Barer, Edgar Warren is Andrew Scott and Anthony Daleport is Jason Watkins
Theodore Carthew, age 17, is the English son of a family of fisherman. He’s dyslexic, loves video games, and works at the local docks unloading shipping containers after school, when he’s not helping out on his dad’s boat. He makes really bad puns, and he absolutely hates Dalex Energy, whose oil rig is destroying his family’s livelihood.
Hester Daleport, age 18, is the heir to Dalex Energy, one of the world’s largest oil companies. She’s privately tutored to prepare for her role as CEO when her dad retires. A business-savvy Texas girl, she doesn’t have many friends her own age – but she loves to bake, has an impressive stock portfolio and collection of business blazers.
Gabrielle Ventura is the first person to grow plants in Green Rising, she’s a dedicated climate activist, and she’s not afraid to break the law to do what she believes is right. She’s aro-ace, an excellent fighter, and deeply opinionated. Not going to lie, Hester and Theo are a little bit afraid of her.
Edgar Warren is a billionaire trying to start a colony on Mars. He’s dorky and tech-savvy, and he’s interested in using the Greenfingers powers in space.
Anthony Daleport is Hester’s dad, and the CEO of Dalex Energy. He’s training up Hester to replace him one day. He’s a keen golfer, and meticulously health-focussed, drinking vitamin-packed protein shakes constantly.
The temperatures are rising, but so are they. One month until the GREEN RISING.
I hope you’re all having a lovely summer! It’s my birthday next week and I’m going to be fully vaccinated, so I’m going to a CITY and a MUSEUM and a RESTUARANT for the first time in a 18 months – I’m super excited!