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My third YA novel, '928 Miles from Home' is published 18th May 2017 by Macmillan Children's Books. I love the dazzling wraparound cover produced by the PanMac art department and illustrated by Helen Crawford-White. Click on the cover on the book slider to the right to find out more about the book.
You'll find lots of info here about '928 Miles from Home,' 'A Seven-Letter Word,' and, of course, my debut novel SMART - now nominated for 25 UK book awards (plus one Italian!), including the Federation of Children's Book Groups Prize 16, Carnegie Prize 15 and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 15 and masses of fantastic regional awards that mean so much because lots are voted for by the children themselves.
SMART is WINNER of TEN awards including the Leeds Book Award 15, the St Helen's Book Award (BASH) 15, the Tower Hamlets Book Award 15, the EMBA Geoffrey Trease Children's Book Award 15, The Brilliant Book Award 2016, 1066 Schools Book Award 2016, The Grampian Children's Book Award 2016, the North Herts Schools' Book Award 2016, 'Spellbinding' Dorset Book Award 2016 and 'The Read' Stockport Schools Book Award 2016.
A SEVEN-LETTER WORD has been nominated for four awards, including the Carnegie Prize 17 and is winner of the St Helen's Book Award 2017 (BASH 17)
See my BLOG and NEWS pages to see what's happening in my life as a full-time author!
If you've read one of my books and enjoyed, please do drop me a line on my 'contact' page or email KimSlaterAuthor@yahoo.co.uk. What my readers think is really important to me and I will try and read and reply to every message!
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March 26, 2018
I am so honoured and delighted that A SEVEN-LETTER WORD has been voted as the winner of the BRILLIANT BOOK AWARD 2018! It’s doubly delightful because my debut, SMART, won the award in 2016.I’ve made no secret of the fact that the BBA is a very special …READ MORE >
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"Debut novels don’t come much smarter than Smart [...] Beautifully observed, and written straight from a child’s mind and heart, Smart is an evocative, compelling story from a new and t...
Lancashire Evening Post
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April 1, 2017
On 19th March 2017, my husband Mac and I, flew out to Bari airport in Southern Italy and headed to the wonderful medieval town of Turi. I was invited by my Italian publisher, Il Castoro to take part in the Didiario Children’s Book Festival. The festiva …READ MORE >