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3 million UK edition books sold.
17 books. 17 years. 17 bestsellers.
My 17th book, The Image Of You was released 21st Sept 2017.
My books have been translated into 26 different languages.
In 2017 I was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award
I was a judge for the 2010 Costa Book Awards.
In 2009 I was awarded an honorary doctorate, a Doctor of Letters, by the University of Teesside.
My Quick Read book, Happy Families won the Learners’ Favourite Award.
I'm an ambassador for literacy charity The Reading Agency and a supporter of the National Literacy Trust.
I'm a Patron of The Guildford Book Festival.
I'm an Aquarian, and I've wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl.