Taking down the murder wall

I was home sick yesterday, so I finally got round to taking down my Murder Wall, which I used to map out The Shining Girls, the killings, the movement of the objects, the various intersecting timelines. Talk about unsnarling a knotty plot! I get into what it all means, the power of Twitter and a […]

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Burning Questions

Got burning questions about The Shining Girls? io9.com’s Book Blub discussed the novel here, with some really interesting insights. And then on Monday, I dropped in for an hour to answer questions direct. Please be advised: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT on both those links, including discussions on the ending.  

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Coming Up: The Shining Girls charity art show for Rape Crisis

So, so, so excited and happy to (pre)announce this. Curator Jacki Lang and I are putting together a charity art show inspired by The Shining Girls with all proceeds going to Rape Crisis. The exhibition will run from 6-11 September in collaboration with the Open Book Festival in Cape Town’s fringe district. We’re approaching a […]

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String Theory and Murder Walls

I’ve been remiss about posting to this blog, because I’ve been focusing on The Shining Girls Tumblr, where there’s lots of great, content, including reviews, interviews, research pictures and Jade Klara’s rendition of the Dead Duck stories. Please do go check it out and in the meantime, I’ll try to catch up on some cross-posting. Kicking […]

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Lauren & Leo

My official comment on who won the TV/film rights in the four-way bidding war on The Shining Girls. This guy. (And yeah, sorry, that’s the closest I got to him in person. He’s a busy man). Joe Hipps from MRC and John Ridley from Leonardo diCaprio’s production company Appian Way landed the option after months […]

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From “underground” author to Underground author

Tube ads for The Shining Girls just went up in London! I can pretty much die happy now. Unfortunately I’m gonna miss seeing them “for real life” as my daughter would say, because although I’m flying off to Australia-USA-UK today for the Epic Book Tour of Doom (check out my full schedule here), they’ll be down […]

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London Burning (or Shining)

Thank you London for an amazing time, despite the first two days of FREEZING COLD (aka balmy English Spring) weather. The Shining Girls has hit the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller List in its first week which makes me want to bounce off the walls and go lie down at the same time. Happiness + Shock […]

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More Shining Girls Reviews

There was some awesome coverage on The Shining Girls on the weekend, just in time for the UK release (It’s out now! You can buy it!)  and for the official launch at Forbidden Planet tonight. Here’s the interview I did with Leigh-Anne Williams on Expresso Show last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEOXS0m3l3g&feature=youtu.be Sarah Hughes at The Observer said: “It should […]

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