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3.5 million UK edition books sold.
18 books. 18 years. 18 bestsellers.
My 19th book, Lies Lies Lies is released Sept 2019.
My books have been translated into 26 different languages.
In 2017 I was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award
I am a judge for the Costa Book Awards and The British 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 charities the National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency .
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.