This is a pretty cool surprise: JET BLACK HEART has been shortlisted for the 2016 Coventry Inspiration Book Award in the 11-16 ‘Rapid Reads’ category. It’s in a splendid list of eight books by great authors. That list will go through elimination rounds and be whittled down to three finalists.

NEWS FLASH: On top of that news, I’ve learned that Book Trust has chosen JET BLACK HEART to be in its 2015-16 School Library Pack, which means that 4,700 English secondary school libraries will receive it and 39 other brilliant books. I was incredibly excited to get the news that so many libraries will have my creepy Gothic tale available for young people to read!