I’m over the moon that on the 1st of May 2018, Algonquin Young Readers published a stunning hardback version of Running on the Roof of the World. To celebrate I held a launch evening at Barnes&Noble. There were Tibetan artefacts to look at and I even brought along my original scrapbook from my first draft. I was interviewed by the very lovely freelance and Washington Post journalist, Marie-Elizabeth Oliver, before giving a reading and signing. Continue reading “RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD in the USA”
I’m absolutely delighted to welcome When the Mountains Roared into the world!
To celebrate I held a launch party at Waterstones in Bath with a leopard print theme! There was lots of cake, a reading, a fantastic interview session with lovely bookseller Bex, and a signing. Continue reading “WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED IS PUBLISHED”
Hooray! RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD has been shortlisted for this lovely award amongst this wonderful selection of books!
I’m absolutely thrilled that RUNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD has won the 1066 Schools’ Book Award 2018! Huge congrats to everyone shortlisted and thank you, readers! Xx
Excited to be shortlisted for this lovely award! Yay! xx
I’m delighted that Running on the Roof of the World has been nominated for this award and thrilled to be amongst such fantastic books!
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As a child I often imagined I was on adventures in the wilderness without my parents in tow. My grandparents were avid David Attenborough fans and I used to watch wildlife documentaries with them before acting the scenes out: pretending I was climbing to the top of a rainforest; rescuing a pelican from a cliff or swimming with pink dolphins in an alpine lake. I wanted to inhabit an outside world: interacting with nature and experiencing my environment.
When I was ten years old, my primary school asked if I wanted to attend a creative writing workshop with Philip Pullman at Bath Spa University. I, of course, said yes. I loved writing, Philip Pullman, and the prospect of leaving school for the day.
I’m absolutely delighted that Running on the Roof of the World will be one of five books making up the future classics category for the Booktrust school library pack! Find out more here!
I was delighted when one of my favourite book bloggers decided to interview me. Her name is Golden Books Girl and you can find her blog here.
Now I’m going to hand over to her…
Today, I’m incredibly excited to welcome another author for a Q&A; the incredible Jess Butterworth, whose stunning debut Running on the Roof of the World I absolutely adored (you can read my review in this post). On to the questions!
Hi Jess. Welcome to Golden Books Girl, and thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview with me!
My pleasure! I’m delighted to be here.
1. To start off, can you sum up Running on the Roof the World for anyone who hasn‘t read it yet in 5 words?
Contemporary Himalayan adventure, featuring yaks!