Tattletale

Wow, it’s dusty in here. Let me just step over these piles of newspaper and boxes and – Oh, I wondered where that was… Right, well. Here we are again. Long time no see. A lot’s happened since I last blogged: namely I’ve signed a two book deal with Trapeze, which is a brand new…

Blood List Trailer

Blood List Trailer Here’s a trailer I made for The Blood List.  Just me and iMovie, a baby, some scissors and a raven.  In a graveyard.

HMR made the Branford Boase Awards longlist

Here’s the blurb: The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. Me and Venetia Gosling, my editor…

The Blood List – coming soon…

My new thriller for teens, set amidst the witch persecutions of the 1600s, is out 27th Feb.  Here’s the blurb… The year is 1646 and the country is gripped by wild tales of witches, murder and changelings.  Superstition has haunted Barnaby’s whole life, but when the beautiful Naomi catches his eye, dark rumours take hold…

The Hanged Man Rises – Reviews

The Telegraph’s 100 Best Books for Christmas “Sarah Naughton’s acclaimed novel, set in the Victorian era amidst the crime ridden slums of backstreet London, where no-one is safe, particularly children. This is an absorbing tale of murder – child murder no less – and dark, brooding evil doings and characters aplenty.” Bookbabblers “A chilling and…

Getting shot of your changeling

I was going to tell you the best methods of getting rid of the fairy usurper in your house, but I decided to let Agnes, formidable nursemaid to The Blood List’s hero, Barnaby Nightingale, fill you in on the gruesome details (including poisoning it with foxglove tea – above).  The baby’s mum, Frances, is not…