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 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…

Back to school…

Just finished a talk and workshop at my old school, Bruton School for Girls.  They didn’t laugh at my jokes but they did come up with some brilliant plot ideas: like the mad scientist who makes his fortune splicing together different animal species, and then plans to do the same to his nephews, or the…