Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The nominations are in...

I was very pleased to hear that Mister Creecher has attracted a couple more award nominations.

It has been longlisted for the UKLA Children's Book Award in the 12-16 category.  The list of authors in that category is incredibly strong so I don't know how much further the book will get.  But as always, it is an honour to be noticed among all of the amazing books out there.

Mister Creecher is also up for the North East Teenage Book Award.  This seems particularly appropriate as my obsession with Frankenstein started in Newcastle, forty years ago, when I first saw Boris Karloff's creature emerge from his cell late one Friday night on Tyne Tees television.

Mister Creecher is still in the running for both the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Coventry Inspiration Book Award.

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