Since The Jamie Drake Equation was published last month, I've been thrilled by the reception it's received. It was chosen by Alex O'Connell as the Children's Book of the Week in The Times, selected by Booktrust as one of their March picks and was also picked by Imogen Russell Williams as one of the best new children's books in The Guardian's March review round-up. I've also been delighted by the reviews it's been receiving from brilliant book bloggers such as LH Johnson, Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books, Read It Daddy and the Big Book Project.
It's been wonderful too to have the chance to talk about The Jamie Drake Equation, and in addition to chatting to the ace Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music to launch World Book Day week, I also had the pleasure of being interviewed by top children's author Philip Womack for Books for Keeps magazine. I also blogged about the top 3 influences behind the book for Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books, absent parents in children's fiction for Minerva Reads, and the inspiration I've found in science for the Federation of Children's Book Groups.
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright is also making it's way round the world, with Delacorte Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, publishing the North American edition at the end of May, with translations also appearing or on their way in Poland, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, China, Japan and South Korea. Huge thanks to all the team at Nosy Crow for their work helping Albie to see the world!
Finally, I also received the brilliant news last month that The Many Worlds of Albie Bright was the winner of the 2017 Brilliant Book Award! This award is managed by the Nottinghamshire Education Library Service, with the winner voted for by KS3 students from schools in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. A huge thank you to Rachel and all the team at Inspire behind the award for the work they do inspiring readers and to all the students themselves, especially those who voted for Albie!