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3 million UK edition books sold.
17 books. 17 years. 17 bestsellers.
My 18th book, I Invited Her In is released 20th Sept 2018.
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 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.