I've just come back from the United States where I had an absolutely wonderful time meeting booksellers, librarians and teachers. Brilliant, lovely people one and all!
While I was there, The Call was nominated for The Leeds Book Awards. Am I happy? Well, yes. Very.
I wasn't the only one, of course. Also on the list, is my friend, Liz Flanagan, author of the wonderful Eden Summer, and the great Sarah Pinborough, who wrote one of my favourite reads of last year, The Death House.
Here's the full list for the 14-16 age category:
Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan
The Trap by Alan Gibbons
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
The Call by some guy
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
Broken Sky by L.A. Weatherly
Enjoy! I need to add a few of these to my own reading list...