I’m delighted to be part of the UKYA Extravaganza event taking place from 2pm on Saturday 28th February at Birmingham High Street Waterstones.
It’s going to be a hugely fun afternoon full of readings and general hanging out, talking about everything good in YA. I think one of the reasons I’m so excited about it is that I’m a relative newbie to the UKYA community (as a writer, at least) but the welcome I’ve found there has been absolutely wonderful. And it does have a real community feel to it – writers and readers and reviewers all together, talking about the books they love. There’s a huge amount of passion there, and every time I get involved in a conversation about this stuff, I come out of it with a huge stack of recommendations to read.
The event is ticketed – and, as far as I know, has already sold out. If you’ve got your ticket, then I’ll see you there: come and say hi!