Poland and Pictures!

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Pierogi festival in Maly Rynek, Krakow, August 2012

Tiny little post, firstly to say that the very wonderful Zielona Sowa in Poland have bought the rights to the entire The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy, so all three books will be published in Polish, in Poland, beginning next year! Updates on dates and covers and general exited flailing will happen as and when.

Naturally I’ll be stuffing my face with pierogi and kielbasa in the very near future in celebration! If you’ve not tried pierogies, you’ve gone really wrong in life.


Pierogi Ruskie – AKA “My Faves”

I’d also like to share with you this amazing picture of Twylla from The Sin Eater’s Daughter, drawn by the crazy talented Alice Oseman, who shares an agent with me (hence having read the book early enough to make art about it). Alice, when she’s not studying English Lit or drawing ludicrously beautiful pictures, is the author of Solitaire: “The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age”. It’s worth a look, she’s pretty cool.

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Twylla from The Sin Eater’s Daughter, drawn by Alice Oseman.

Isn’t it incredible?! Speak soon xxx



Czech it out!


Just a quick, but deeply exciting note to say that The Sin Eater’s Daughter is going to be published by Fragment in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Autumn 2015!

This is especially exciting for me, as Prague and the Czech Republic had quite an influence on The Sin Eater’s Daughter – In fact, *SPOILERS* there is a scene that takes place in a mirror maze in The Sin Eater’s Daughter, and you can visit the real-life maze it is based on at Petrin Hill, in Prague!

Behold some pictures of me (and my friend, Greg) IN THE MAZE.

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I thought about using the world domination picture again, but you can have too much of a good thing, so instead here are some photos I took in Prague the first time I went.

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prague 4       prague 5

I’m so happy! Going on adventures is my biggest hobby, and I’ve mined tons of details and experiences from my travels and used them to build the world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter. So it’s amazingly cool to know the book that came, in part, from those memories is returning to one of the places where they were made. It makes a nice circle. Není to vzrušující? Áno, je!